Sale!

Miss Blue Akha Purse

You’ll love it because: The pretty indigo blue hemp purse shows off Hmong artisans’ skills in reverse appliqué and the motifs symbolise a tranquil home in nature.

Price:

$10.80

SKU P-22-Hemp Category Tags , ,
Clear

Description

Carry your cosmetics, smartphones or other necessities in this striking hemp purse made by Hmong artisans. These cosmetics bags feature indigo dyed hemp and natural cotton, plus meticulous stitching skills.

The Hmong are highly skilled at reverse appliqué, an ingenious technique that shows off traditional Hmong patterns and motif. Did you know the motifs have meaning? The staggered blue lines in this symbol signify house and harmony; the white crosses represent the countryside or rice fields.

  • Material: 100% hemp
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water, use mild soap
  • Dimensions:
    • Small – 15 cm x 14.5 cm (5.9 in x 5.7 in)
    • Medium – 21 cm x 11 cm (8.3 in x 4.3 in)
    • Large – 24 cm x 13 cm (9.5 in x 5 in)
    • X-Large – 22 cm x 17 cm (8.6 in x 6.7 in)

Additional information

WeightN/A
DimensionsN/A
Color

Blue, Natural

Size

Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Made by:

Made by Hmong
Hmong

Learn about the Village Weavers Project!

Play Video

You might also be interested in:

Striped Cotton Napkin

Being eco-friendly has never been easier. Our collection of cotton napkins are all natural and make a perfect replacement for disposable options. After use, throw them into the washing machine or hand wash, easy! The fabric is woven by Tai Lue artisans in Luang Prabang province, and the finishing work

$2.76
ZigZag Table Runner

The subtle patterns and colours of the zigzag motif cotton table runner is part of its appeal. Small zigzag patterns are typically seen on Lao sinhs, although here we've exaggerated the proportion. The weft threads are made of up to 6-8 ply threads, making this collection extremely durable and sturdy.

$24.00
Upcycled Akha Inspired Placemat

Did you know the metal discs are made from recycled aluminum cans? Handmade by Akha communities, this striking placemat is an example of the collaboration that occurs through our Village Weavers Project. The Akha use coins, silver and Job's Tears seeds to decorate their headdresses and traditional costumes. In recent

$16.80
Checkered Long Cotton Shirt

Featuring natural Lao cotton, our shirts collection is a Village Weavers Project collaboration with the weavers in Nayang and Phonexay villages, both located in Luang Prabang province. Nayang is famous for its soft local cotton, and the weavers in both villages weave the fibres in a checkered pattern, inspired by

$40.20
Delicate Hmong Cushion Cover

We love colours but we also like neutral colours! These Hmong Reverse Appliqué Cushion Covers are the perfect example… Made by Hmong artisans, these large cushion covers feature natural hemp, plus meticulous stitching skills on a cotton background. The Hmong are highly skilled at reverse appliqué, an ingenious technique that

$22.20
Batik Mini Wallet

This petite pouch can also double as a mini wallet. Made by Hmong artisans, this pouch is made from natural hemp with classic Hmong resist wax batik motifs and rich indigo dyes. The black cotton fabric creates a nice contrast. We work with Hmong artisans through our Village Weavers Program.

$9.60
Dao Tok Organza Placemat

The Dao Tok Organza was created for the Lao Handicraft Association annual competition. The combination of organza, natural dye and Job's Tears adornments make this a classically Lao handicraft. Organza is raw silk, which means it is spun from the cocoon while the fibres are still covered in seracin, a

$18.00

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

You will receive a welcome Email with a 15% coupon for our online store within one hour.

If you don’t get anything, please check your spam folder.