For her & his
For Peaceful Day
We invite you to experience our traditional weaving class taught by local tribal women. No experience necessary, just a heart and passion to learn. You will be taught basic back-strap weaving techniques, and advanced weavers may learn a more detailed tribal pattern. In a separate class, you may learn how to thread and set up a traditional back-strap loom. At the end of your class, you will take home your woven work as a tangible memory of your time with us in Chiang Mai.
Traditionally the tribal people, now refer as fair trade producers Chiang Mai, have supported their families by engaging in slash and burn agriculture, which required them to move their village every few years in search of new fields when old ones lost their fertility. It is now no longer possible for them to continue this semi-nomadic lifestyle, as there are no new places to move on to.
Mainly for ecological reasons the Thai Government now prohibits the felling of trees and clearing of hillside land. Thus, the tribal people are finding ... Read more >