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We are a married couple who retired and moved to Thailand in 2014. You are welcome to join us and our travel monkeys Sun Wukong and Malcolm Jr. on our adventures! We hope you enjoy the trip as much as we do.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hmong Hill Tribe Market

Our outing today took us to Hmong Hill Tribe Market just a couple soi's from Warorot market.
Key chains, coin purses, wallets, small hand bags, large totes, backpacks, pillows, pillow covers, jackets, pants, dresses, blouses, skirts, and fabric toys.

                        There are no middle men here and all the stalls are owned by Hmong people.

Even with a sewing machine, the time and expertise involved to make most of these items says much about the traditions, skill and dedication of the lovely, soft spoken people. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Lao and Thailand.

The items are all made by Hmong people and I saw some women doing tedious hand embroidery.

Electronic Hand Embroidery?   Hee Hee

Looking through silk scarves

Yarn, embroidery thread and fabric by the meter

This is beautiful thick, sturdy hemp fabric. 35 Baht - $1.07 per meter / yard.  I will be back!

Light weight cotton at 45 Baht - $1.37 per meter / yard

 Beads and Bling

Getting in the spirit for my next show at the cabaret

Lin found two traditional Thai skirts that made her very happy!   350 baht or $10.75 each.

I was warned by a friend that the dye would come out when I washed it. 

Random things we saw on our walk
Brand new scooter, no dirt, mud, scratches or dents!

Antique Child's Samlor

A ticket?  I have never seen one before and this was unusual because the car was actually parked on the side of the street!  Not on the sidewalk.....maybe that was the problem.

Sweet woman selling packages of clay from Burma for face masks. 50 Baht - $1.53
 I know because we played charades!

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