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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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Mien doll
If you are looking for a gift or a traditional item of Thailand, this doll will be the perfect product! This unique handcrafted doll 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.

This doll has been crafted in the New Life Center in Chiang Mai. Thai Tribal Crafts supports the programs of this center, whose goal is to welcome tribal girls and give them education and training. Indeed, the girls go to school where they can learn to read and write their own language, and learn new skills such as weaving, sewing and embroidery.

These dolls are dressed with the traditional Mien outfits. Mien people are about 40,500 living in Thailand, in widely scattered villages. They used to cultivate and market the opium, but use today their crafts to support their families.

Mien used to grow their own cotton and spin it into threads. Today the cloth is purchased, and they can therefore use a wider variety of bright colours. Mien women use cross-stitch embroidery and needlework to decorate their clothing.

The traditional woman clothing consists of black embroidered pants, a tunic and a turban. There are five standard designs of embroidery, used to decorate the pants, but each woman can use her own patterns to ornament it. The Mien way of doing is original because they work from the back of the cloth and therefore can't see the pattern until it is turned over.

When you buy this handcraft, about 60% of its price goes to the women of the New Life Center. You will appreciate having this doll, and you will have at the same time the satisfaction of knowing that this purchase will help the women to raise their standards 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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