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Lahu Vest
Thai Tribal Crafts carries a range of clothing that reflects the tribal Lahu origins in a fusion of traditional patterns and classic styling, including T-shirts, jackets and these vests.

Thai Tribal Crafts is 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 living in Northern Thailand.

These vests 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.

The Lahu population can be divided into four major sub-groups: Lahu Nyi, Lahu Na, Lahu Sheh Leh and Lahu Shi. Lahu Sheh Leh and Lahu Nyi still wear their traditional outfits, whereas Lahu Na and Lahu Shi tend to dress like Northern Thai people and wear their traditional clothing only on festive occasions like weddings and New Year's festival.

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.

Lahu women weave cloth using back-strap and foot-treadle looms. Then they decorate the cloth, with various techniques: Lahu Na and Lahu Shi mostly use patch-work appliqu?, whereas Lahu Shi and Lahu Nyi make embroidery. All groups use bands of cloth and silver half-sphere buttons for embellishment.

When you buy this product, 60% of its price goes to the craftsmen. You will enjoy wearing this vest, and at the same time have the satisfaction of knowing that this purchase will help the Lahu 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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