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Hmong Tea Cosy
This Tea Cosyis first of all very useful but will also be very original on your table! It 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 pattern of this tea cosy 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. Hmong women are renowned for their needlework and the men are skilled at blacksmithing and gunsmithing. Moreover, Blue Hmong women are the only producers of batik cloth among the tribal people.

Batik is done by drawing 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. Blue Hmong women use batik patterns to decorate their outfits and their traditional products, as well as appliqu? or 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. You will enjoy the use of this tea cosy, and at the same time have the satisfaction of knowing that this purchase will help the tribe to raise its standard of living.

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Thai Tribal Crafts is a non-profit marketing agency under the Christian Service Foundation (Baptist).
208 Bamrungrat Rd., Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
Tel : +66-53-241 043, Fax : +66-53-243 493
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