Set of Yao Mun Coasters

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Set of Yao Mun Coasters

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Hand-spun, natural hand-dyed, and handwoven indigenous cotton with hand-stitched pattern from the Lanten/Yao Mun ethnic group living in northern Laos.

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Color + Pattern: hand-stitched circle or square pattern

Size: 4" x 4"

Ethnic Group/Region: Lanten/Yao Mun living in the north, along the Chinese and Burmese border

Material Culture: “The Lanten/Yao Mun are known for upholding their culture and traditional dress. Lanten women wear hand-woven, dark blue indigo-dyed tunics with a pink tassel on the chest and short trousers. Men wear a simple indigo dyed jacket and trousers. Their clothing is made from hand-spun, hand-woven cotton, and indigo bushes are grown by each family.” Source: TAEC, used with permission.

Artisan Enterprise: Traditional Arts & Ethnology Center (TAEC), Luang Prabang, Laos

Care: Gentle wash or hand wash in cold water with mild soap. Do not soak. Line dry or tumble dry low. Iron as needed.

I had the pleasure of meeting several Yao Mun (also known as Lanten) women a few years ago in the northern province of Luang Namtha. Meeting the woman on the left inspired me to write a blog, "The start of many beautiful conversations" which sheds light at the heart of Indigo Lion.