These really beautiful handmade fair trade yoga/meditation/pilates mat bags are made with love and care by the HMONG hill tribes of Lanna Country in Northern Thailand.
The bags showcase a really stunning embroidered brightly coloured material, a fuschia pink cotton inner lining, a zipper closure with a pom pom and zip pull that have bells inside that tinkle lightly when moved and a black adjustable sling shoulder strap. The bag pattern incorporates some subtle glitter sewing thread looks fabulous when in bright light.
These come in White, Black or Blue ‘Birds of Paradise’ variations (see separate listing for Blue Option).
DIMENSIONS (when empty/flat):
Width: 8″ inches (20cm)
Height : 28″ inches (71cm)
All embroidered items are unique and no item is exactly the same – therefore, each bag has varying brightly coloured pom pom colours with slightly different coloured trims above and below the main bag motif, which remains the same throughout.
WHAT IS HMONG EMBOIDERY?
The Hmong people are known for their exquisite textile art and needlework skills. Importantly, these traditional skills are passed down from generation to generation. Hmong emboidery is identified by their use of bold and brightly coloured motifs and threads, traditionally incorporated into their traditional elaborate clothing as well as ‘story cloths’ that depicted the history of their people.