"Young man walks faster than the elderly one, but the old man knows the best way...".
Black Hmong elderly woman in Sapa (Vietnam).
Hmong people have their own terms for their subcultural divisions, Hmong Der (spelled Hmoob Dawb meaning "White Hmong"), Hmong Leng (spelled Hmoob ntsuab meaning "Green Hmong") and Hmong Dou (spelled Hmoob Dub meaning "Black Hmong").
In SaPa, now with a 'standardised' clothing look, Black Hmong sub-groups have differentiated themselves by adopting different headwear.
Uploaded: Nov 12, 2014