Xiding market, a couple of hours’ drive from Jinghong, near the border with Burma / Myanmar, early on a Thursday morning. It’s a family affair.
The women do the hard work, while the men concentrate on the serious business of early morning boozing.
I wish that I’d included the market trader’s hands in this shot, to give a sense of scale. These chillies were enormous.
I’m too fashion-illiterate to know the name for these hats, but they’re a popular look among the market ladies of Xishuangbanna.