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While you are in Bangkok, you can buy Thai Tribal Crafts (TTC) products at the Bangkok Christian Guest House.
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Lahu Purses
These unique handcrafted purses are products 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 patterns of these purses have been crafted in the Lahu tribal community. The Lahu have about 73,500 people living in Northern Thailand. The Lahu women do unusual weaving and patch work trims while the men are skilled in producing musical instruments and other items from bamboo. Within our range of Lahu products, you will find this purse in various colours and sizes. All reflect the traditional pattern, used to decorate the Lahu outfits.

Lahu people traditionally grew their own cotton, but this activity is no more possible due to the land limitation: nowadays, they purchase it at the market. Then, they weave cloth using back-strap and foot-treadle looms. Finally, the cloth is decorated, with various techniques: patch-work appliqu?, embroidery, bands of cloth or silver buttons.

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 craftsman. You will appreciate the use of these high quality purse, 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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Our Products
  Baby Carrier
  Book Mark & Book Cover
  Bum Bag
  Christmas Decoration
  Clerical Stole
  Coin Purse
  Cosmetic Bag
  Cushion Cover
  Flint Bag
  Glasses Case
  Jewelry Box
  Key Case
  Labtop Bag
  Letter Holder
  Draw String Shoulder Bag
  Modern Bag
  Modern Bag - Zippered
  Money Belt
  Tribal Musical Instrument
  Necklace & Other Jewelry
  Note Book
  Pencil Case
  Place Mat
  Pot Holder
  Shawl & Scarf
  Shirt & Blouse
  Skirt & Pants
  Small Accessories
  Table Cloth
  Table Runner
  Tea Cosy
  Toiletry Bag
  Tote & Shopping Bag
  Traditional Tribal Bag
  Travelers Bag
  Wall Hanging
  Wooden Products
  Fair Trade Coffee

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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