Scenes 5 October 1985 Thailand new internationalist 152 October 1985 VILLAGE LIFE Photographs Scenes from rural Thailand Photographs by Debbie Taylor of village life in North-east Thailand A malnourished child holding the medical card that records his weight. Spinning silk. Rearing silkworks and weaving is a major activity for village women. Advert Women and men work together in the fields. Tobacco is now being introduced as a cash crop, bringing good income but bad health to the village. Many shops have a battery-driven TV set to entertain the customers. A grandmother bathing children in the lake - often a centre of village life. Building a cement storage jar - this can hold up to a year's supply of water. A health volunteer with her stock of medicines in a co-operative drug store.