Patchworks come from tribal weavings around the globe, from Northern Laos’s hill tribe’s people of Hmong village. The fabrics are all handmade by the Hmong tribes, using traditional techniques which they pass down from generation to generation. The history of the Hmong tribe. – the Hmong people are originally from China, but due to expansion of the Han Chinese they were forced to migrate southwards. Most of them currently live in the mountain areas of Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. The Hmong in Thailand are called Hill Tribes and they can be divided into seven separate tribes, the Miao, Karen, Lisu, Akha, Lahu, Yao and Palaung. All of them have their unique culture and traditions.
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These hand-spun shawls have colorful, tight geometric designs and are used by a shaman during any of a variety of healing rituals. This type of fabrics are healing textiles called “phaasabai” (meaning silk breast wrapper shawl) and are used by both shaman and ordinary people, and use a combination of color and design for their powerful healing protection.Healing cloths are used in healing ceremonies, and are also used in ceremony to foster a healthy future for the village or crops. They may be worn by both the healer and the ill person, or even laid in the garden. The shaman’s cloths are woven in discontinuous weft design: in one row of weft (the left to right threads), in addition to the primary weft thread, additional threads are added to create the pattern in which the thread changes each time the color changes. Find out the rest of the tactics in the booklet specially designed for this bag upon purchase.
Most of the designer’s pieces are unique, so sometimes cannot be replicated for future orders.
Depending on the dimensions of the unique fabric, there can be made more items.