Cotton shoulder bag, 'Hmong Pride'
Black hosts brighten a tantalizing pattern that pays tribute to the textile legacy of the Hmong hill tribes of Thailand. Presented in the form of a shoulder bag, the ornate frontal flap lifts up to reveal a zipper closure. Anchalika Chamnan hand-sews the embroidered motifs over cotton cloth, its singular design radiant with ancient artistry.
80% cotton, 20% nylon
Care instructions: Hand wash only in luke-warm water with mild detergent. Made in Thailand.
- Hand wash only
- Use mild detergent only
- Features a zipper closure
9.1" W x 11.0" H x 2.0" D
23.6" L x 1.2" W
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ships directly from our partner office in Thailand. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping, and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes.
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March 23, 2013 - A beautiful bag. The stitching and pattern are quite wonderful. Glad I bought it.
November 2, 2012 - Love, love, love this purse! Nice and deep. Holds a lot and so pretty. I love all the unique items on this website and we are helping a great cause! Will purchase many more items again.
Artisan: Anchalika Chamnan
"My name is Anchalika Chamnan, I come from northern Thailand, which is considered to be the gate to Burma, Laos, and China. My hometown is renowned as a trading town and my family and relatives are involved in different types of trading. At present I am studying geography at the university but when I go home I stay with my aunt, since she works in the textile trade.
"She began by buying textiles from people and selling to others. But about a year after that, she started to design her own textiles, transforming them into different types of work. She needs many people to help her, so I am here to help her out. And in so doing, I learn her craft. Even if embroidery is a traditional skill for the women in our area and everybody can do it, I still need to learn more about patterns to create more interesting pieces.
"I am glad that we will have the chance to display our work to the world. To show more work is not only a channel for us to earn more, it means we can have the opportunity to support people from our village by offering them more work."