The Nung are an agricultural village based people who typically live in thatched houses raised on stilts. They use slash and burn techniques to cultivate valleys and terraces on hillsides, producing chiefly rice and corn; they also exploit the upland forests. They have a strong textile, handicraft and folk culture tradition. In dress they favour the colour indigo, associated with loyalty and fidelity. Their religion centers mainly on ancestor worship but also includes and eclectic mix of beliefs in spirits and deities.