Beautiful bohemian clutch purses with vintage coin closure, perfect for bringing out on the town or organizing bits and bobs at home. Lovingly made from vintage Hmong textiles of handmade embroidery and applique, complemented by soft hemp, a very traditional material used by the Hmong artisans.
Each bag measures approximately 10" x 7"
Fully lined with 2 open pockets inside
Each piece is hand made by Na and Pha in northern Thailand from vintage Hmong material. This lovely Hmong couple seek out only the most beautiful vintage textiles in their tribal villages. From the shape of these textiles, they painstakingly create each modern piece.
The crafts of the Hmong people, amongst other Hill Tribes, are quickly becoming lost to cheap fast fashion, mechanization, and urbanization. Na and Pha are working to keep the traditional crafts alive with their own work, and by maintaining an open door policy for the children in their community. Whenever the kids are left on their own, Na and Pha invite them into their home and shop to learn the traditional Hmong crafts.
We work directly with artisans, and pay fair wages for their work. With each purchase of Na and Pha’s collection, you not only contribute to their income as working artists, but also contribute to the continuation of the incredible artistic traditions of the Hmong people.