TRADE IN LUANG PRABANG. 61
and entered largely into the manufacture of the numerous articles executed in handsome designs by the Lao. These comprised c}Hndrical boxes, basins, male sets (for the usual betel and areca-nut), and handles for daggers and knives.
CHIEF OF LUANG PRABANG.
bat)o ere were more than twenty Burmans resident in Luang Pra-towJ anc^ ^eir headman had been over twenty years settled in the Tlley carried on a trade with Maulmein in gum-benjamin, ^ indigo, wax, and cardamoms, p - excellent quality, was once plentiful all over the
Ce- Improvement was required chiefly in the winding of the