The perfect gift for the entertainer in your life! These hand-embroidered, organic cotton coasters have been crafted by Yao Mun (or Lanten) artisans located in Nam Dee Village, Luang Namtha Province. In Laos, the Yao Mun are often known as Lanten, from the word "Landian" in Chinese, meaning "blue sky". It's easy to recognize Lanten communities, as most members still wear their traditional indigo cotton clothing. Their ancestral skill with natural dyes as well as embroidery can be seen in their crafts.
The set of six multi-coloured coasters includes a mulberry paper gift box with two of each design - square, circle, and triangle.
SIZE: 9 x 9 cm
Approximately 50% of the price of this product goes directly back to the village producers, who are mainly rural minority women. TAEC is certified by Fair Trade Laos, and promotes livelihoods based on traditional skills. To learn more, visit our "Handicrafts and Livelihoods" page.