|While you are in Bangkok, you can buy Thai Tribal Crafts (TTC) products at the Bangkok Christian Guest House.|
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You can also buy Thai Tribal Crafts (TTC) products atthe LOFTY BAMBOO, Khao San Road.More Info | Contact
|Hmong Back PackThis bag with its traditional pattern is a product from the range offered by Thai Tribal Crafts, a self-help marketing agency established in 1973 with the main goal to provide opportunities for improving the quality of life of the tribal people in Northern Thailand.|
The batik cloth has been crafted in the Hmong tribal community. There are about 124,500 Hmong people living in Thailand, divided into two sub-groups: Blue and White Hmong.
Blue Hmong women are the only producers of batik cloth among the tribal people. To produce this batik cloth, women draw the pattern with beeswax on the cloth, before immersing it in a cold-indigo dye. Then, the cloth is boiled in order to remove the wax.
This pattern is used to decorate many traditional clothing, as well as appliqu? and embroidery.
After the production of the traditional pattern in the village, raw materials are given to women in Chiang Mai who assemble the cloths and materials and finish the products. This process of production with skilled and trained men and women at each step ensures high-quality products.
When you buy this handcraft, 60% of its price goes to the craftsmen. This bag is the ideal gift as it enables to enjoy the use of a beautiful product, and have at the same time the satisfaction of knowing that this purchase will help the tribe to raise its standard of living.
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