Our Embroidered Bags are handmade by talented Thai Artisans in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
They carefully handcraft the bags using a gorgeous fabric that has been embroidered by the Hmong Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand, who sell their textile art at the Markets.
Flower Hmong Fabric Merchants. (1)
The Hmong is an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Girls are taught and encouraged to practice “paj ntaub,” or hand embroidery and needlework, at an early age (2).
Their embroidery consists of bold geometric designs often realized in bright, contrasting colors". Today, the practice of embroidery continues to be passed down through generations of Hmong people and their Hmong textile Art remains important markers of Hmong ethnicity. (3)
Modern Hmong women collect and wear an array of clothing from all Hmong subgroups. (4)
We work directly with the artisans in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to promote Fair Trade practices that ensure fair payment and treatment.
When you purchase our Embroidered Bags, you contribute to support the artisans, the Hmong Tribe communities, and their ancient traditions.
Thanks for appreciating their beautiful work by wearing our Colorful Embroidered Bags!
(1) Picture Credit: Christopher Porter @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadianveggie/
(2,4) "Culture spotlight: Hmong clothing stands out with embroidery and intricate details". @ http://newsletter.deltaphilambda.org/culture-spotlight-hmong-clothing-stands-out-with-embroidery-and-intricate-details/ . Picture credit: Gao Xiong
(3) Hmong textile art @ Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_textile_art