Hmong Hemp Indigo Batik Table Runner

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hmong hemp indigo batik table runner textile
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hmong hemp indigo batik table runner textile

Hmong Hemp Indigo Batik Table Runner

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Handmade hemp indigo textile with drawn batik motifs from the Hmong ethnic group of Xieng Khoung, Laos.

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Size: 12” x 52”

Ethnic Group/Region: Hmong of Xieng Khoung, Laos

Materials + Technique: Handwoven indigenous hemp cloth, hand drawn wax resist (batik) motifs, indigo hand-dyed

Artisan Enterprise: Nouna's Antique Shop, Luang Prabang, Laos

February 2018 — I met Nouan at her antique textile shop. After a brief flurry of customers she settled down to hand stitching, making fabric beads to be strung into necklaces. Her shop is crowed yet invited curiosity - wardrobes and shelves overfilled with traditional textiles, baskets of remnants, and displays out front of her hand sewn pouches and bags.  She started the shop 20 years ago on the ground floor of her family's home because she loves handmade ethnic textiles and used to weave. She and her husband, their three kids, along with her mother- and father-in-law live upstairs.  I asked her why she likes embroidery and sewing. "When I make something, it feels good. It's like samadi that monks do (meditation). It's relaxing and I don't think about anything. It prevents my hair from becoming white!"

February 2018 — I met Nouan at her antique textile shop. After a brief flurry of customers she settled down to hand stitching, making fabric beads to be strung into necklaces. Her shop is crowed yet invited curiosity - wardrobes and shelves overfilled with traditional textiles, baskets of remnants, and displays out front of her hand sewn pouches and bags.

She started the shop 20 years ago on the ground floor of her family's home because she loves handmade ethnic textiles and used to weave. She and her husband, their three kids, along with her mother- and father-in-law live upstairs.

I asked her why she likes embroidery and sewing. "When I make something, it feels good. It's like samadi that monks do (meditation). It's relaxing and I don't think about anything. It prevents my hair from becoming white!"