Visual display of the Nyaheun and Laven women at celebration drinking rice wine in Houei Kong Cluster in Attapu Province

Nyaheun and Laven women at celebration drinking rice wine in Houei Kong Cluster in Attapu Province

  • 1969
  • Nyaheun and Laven women are squatting drinking rice wine (known as "lao hai" in the Lao language) from a large jar using long bamboo straws just outside of the Houei Kong (L-56, XB 6473) water tank in Attapu Province. The occasion was probably the dedication of the new cement apron constructed around the tank. It was built in 1966, but not until 1969 was a cement apron added and a fence constructed in order to keep out village animals, like chickens, ducks and pigs, and to be more sanitary for villager use of the stored water.

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Photographer
Sage, William
Date
  • 1969
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Description of Original
  • Black and white photograph
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Location of Original
  • Arizona State University Library. Rare Books and Manuscripts : MSS-281 10.1.54
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