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Showing posts with label Cultural Textiles: Thailand. Show all posts

Siamese Dream Design

Welcome to our world of original ethnic textiles. Cultural skills passed down generation to generation, creating amazing works of art. Weaving, batik, embroidery, beautiful fabrics repurposed into wearable livable art. Siamese Dream Design takes great pride in helping to empower indigenous women provide financial security to their families while maintaining their unique traditions.

Mission:  To provide unique high quality products to the world with respect for the diverse cultures that produce them and with the highest level of customer service.

Location:  Chiang Mai, Thailand
Online shops:  
Social media:  LinkedIn
Languages spoken:  English, Thai

Repurposed Hmong embroidered & batik moccasin boots- Siamese Dream Design

Tags:  tribal embroidery, batik, appliqué, re-purposed, handmade, colorful, shoes, boots, clothing

luxury lanna crafts

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, こんにちは, 你好 and สวัสดีคะ!

Welcome to Luxury Lanna Crafts.  My name is Nuk and I love Bags!

I buy vintage handmade tribal fabrics, recycle them with love and passion,creating unique luxurious handbags and accessories.  I use tribal textiles from Asia such as:   Hmong(Miao), Karen, Tai duum, Akhu, Banjara, and many more from Kutch, India.   Styles also include Afghan Suzanis and Indian Kanthas. This diverse beauty makes our store rich with treasures for everyone to discover, sharing in my passion. 

Lanna is a place of outstanding beauty and inspiration, it is where I live, and where I continue to feel inspired by the culture and crafts of tribespeople and their unique ability to translate generations of cultural importance with fabric and needle or loom. Mostly tribal women work all day and then forge their soul and belief onto fabric for our delight and pleasure.
I can provide luxurious quality tribal fashion, private or wholesale. We are committed to giving the best quality of service and product, while keeping prices affordable.  We make everything in house and can custom make designs for your fancy.  We can produce at notice high quantities of both Indian and Thai tribal bags and accessories.

Artist statement:  I have been buying, selling and making bags for more than 6 years.  I believe strongly and passionately in the interesting people that make up the cultures of Chiangmai, along with other hill tribe cultures.  Their work is a diminishing art form and I want to be able to provide these luxury fashion items to everyone, so that more people can experience and marvel at their beauty.  We recycle these fabrics and as much as possible deal directly with the tribes and people that make them.  Their kindness and skill is our last true meaningful effort to salvage this way of life before it is lost.

Location:  Chiangmai, Thailand
Online shops:  
Social Media:  Twitter
Languages spoken:  Thai, English

Luxury Lanna Crafts uses vintage tribal textiles from Thailand and India.

Tags:  Ethnic, Boho, Handmade, vintage, tribal, unique, nature, recycle, fashion, hmong

Dazzling Lanna

Where should I start?  I am not very good at describing myself, but I am trying... I am a simple person with various interests.  I'm fond of art and interior design.  It was always my dream to be an architect but I turned out to be something else :). Indeed, my academic background and what I am doing by selling the bags are totally different. I have degrees in Chemistry and MBA from the university in my hometown, Thailand. But like many other ladies, as far as I know, I love bags. For me it's just a bit different, I love ethnic and tribal inspired ones. And that was how I started  Dazzling Lanna.  

Dazzling Lanna creates bags in small scale but we do wholesale as well. By doing that, we offer a very small initial wholesale of 10 bags to help people get started.

Besides being fond of art and interior design, I love to travel and dream that I could complete all destinations on my wish list. My travel experiences allow me to explore the world and have helped me create good ideas. One of my favorite place is India. I love it in many ways. I believe I will have a lot to share via Dazzling Lanna in the coming future.  
Last but not least, I am an amature photographer, seeing my world through the viewfinder at leelawadeephotography.

Location:  Chiang Mai, Thailand and Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.
Online shop:  dazzlinglanna
Languages spoken: Thai, English, French (minimal)

 Bags made with vintage textiles from Thailand by Dazzling Lanna

Tags:   Tribal inspired bags, Ethnic, Bohemian, Hmong Baby Carrier, Miao, Afghan, Mirror Embroidery.

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles

handwoven beauty ~ fairly traded

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles is a fair trade social enterprise based in Nova Scotia, Canada. The co-founders, Ellen Agger (photo) and Alleson Kase, are passionate about handwoven, naturally dyed textiles and about supporting the women in rural Thailand and Laos who create them. These skills - passed down from mother to daughter for generations - are now at risk of being lost, especially the skills of creating hand-reeled silk yarns. We support this small-scale, village-based sericulture and the organic production of these silk yarns by accessing markets for this work in North America and beyond. Each year, we travel extensively in Thailand and Laos, meeting with women's weaving groups and development projects that work with village groups, collaborating on new designs, learning from each other. The work is rewarding, the women sericulturists, dyers and weavers are highly skilled artisans and the textiles -- truly "slow fashion" -- are beautiful.

We organize fair trade eco-textile events.
We wholesale to select shops that value fair trade and art quality, handcrafted textiles.

Mission:  TAMMACHAT’s naturally dyed silks and cottons combine contemporary styling with traditional skills to bring you timeless fashion accessories and home décor. Each piece is exquisitely handwoven in limited editions. Each purchase helps a woman artisan in rural Thailand or Laos celebrate and sustain her culture, family and community.

What's most important to us is:
  • to support women artisans through fair trade (including building long-term relationships and ongoing commitments)
  • to support their efforts to use sustainable practices that protect their environments and their health, and
  • to help preserve these cultural traditions.

Location:  Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Online stores:    
   BLURB photo books 
   Ethical Ocean
   Source 4 Style  
Other Social Media:  
  SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
  Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council
  BALLE-Nova Scotia (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
  Ethical Fashion Forum
Languages spoken: English, a little Thai, Italiano, Français

Eri silk scarf from central Thailand. Handspun silk, natural dyes.
From TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles. 

Tags:  weaving, handwoven, naturally dyed, social enterprise, fair trade, organic, silk, cotton, Thailand, Laos

HeART of Healing Gallery



HeART of Healing Gallery is the art component of the Integrative Medicine of Kentucky, owned by fiber artist and healer, Dr. Christi Bonds Garrett. Christi has a special interest (and huge collection!) of Kuna molas and vintage kimono.  She is especially drawn to fiber art and textiles that make reference to the healing arts, thus many of her molas depict images of curative plants, medicine men and women, and scenes where patients are being healed.

Mission: to incorporate the arts into the healing process.

Christi is a member of the Paducah Fiber Artists.  Her quilts often make reference to Chinese or Native American medicine.

Location: Paducah, Kentucky (USA)
Online Stores: Etsy
Brick and Mortar: booth at 212 Broadway in Paducah
Blogs: HeART of Healing Gallery
Languages: English

Mola: Medicine Men Playing Flutes

Tags: kuna mola, kimono, applique, hilltribe, art quilt, miao, native american, chinese, herbs, shaman


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