A Thai ethnic woman.
The Thai have a population of more than 1 million inhabitants living in the provinces of Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh and Nghe An. They belong to the Tay-Thai language group. The Thai are experienced in consolidating edges, digging canals and building frames to fix gutters to convey water to the fields. Wet rice is their staple food, especially sticky rice. Each family breeds cattle and poultry, wattles bamboo articles, weaves clothes and some families have developed ceramicware-making occupation.