Our Karen Hill-Tribe Embroidered Tote is handmade using a hand embroidered ceremonial shirt from the Karen hill-tribes in Northern Thailand. Each pattern is different than the next as you can see in examples pictured here. The bag is finished with a bright, embroidered fabric and adorned with handmade pompoms. It has a zippered closure on top.
* Fully lined with two inner pockets (one zippered, one opened)
* Made following Fair Trade guidelines
* Dimensions : 20"W x 21"H x 11"D
Drawing upon the master craft-making techniques that have been a part of their culture for generations, our artisans skillfully handcraft these beautiful pieces individually, combining contemporary designs with ancient traditions.
This village industry provides families an opportunity to maintain the tradition of handcrafting while sharing an expression of their indigenous culture with the world. By respecting cultural tradition, creating a cooperative working atmosphere, and paying sustainable wages, these women and their families have become empowered with new skills and have an opportunity for economic stability.