Oversized boho bag handmade from one-of-a-kind vintage Hmong embroidery, indigo batik, and appliqué set in simple black cotton. This bag combines all our favorite traditional Hmong textile handicrafts with chic simplicity and utility. Big enough to hold a multitude of goodies, the thick, adjustable strap distributes its weight, allowing for a comfortable sporty crossbody style, or a shorter shoulder bag. This a fantastic bag for those on the go- especially whilst traveling (great as an overnight bag)! Open and zippered inner pockets allows to you access selected items in a pinch.
Each bag measures approximately 18" x 17"
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 pay our artisans 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.