Hmong Boho Bag
One-of-a-kind boho bag handmade from vintage Hmong embroidery, indigo batik, and appliqué, re-enforced with sturdy cotton and hemp. This bag combines all our favorite traditional Hmong textile handicrafts with chic simplicity and utility. Big enough to hold a multitude of goodies, with a thick, adjustable strap distributing weight. This style allows for a comfortable sporty crossbody style, or a shorter shoulder bag. A fantastic bag for those on the go- especially whilst traveling! Top zipper opens to the body of the bag, where you can access selected items from zippered and unzippered inner pockets. 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 work directly with artisans, and pay 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.
Seller Story: Ethically sourced, unique pieces for the global citizen, every piece sent with its origin story. Gadabout Goods works directly with women artisans and entrepreneurs in marginalized communities of Asia and Africa. Seeking out only the most beautiful and best made gifts through decades of extensive expeditions, we offer a thoughtfully curated, small batch collection of home goods, accessories and gifts. These mindful practices allow us to make a difference in this small world.
- Bag body measures approximately 10" x 13"
- Earth Embroidery: Photo 1
- Festival: Photos 2 and 3
- Indigo Extras: Photos 4 and 5
- Deep Indigo: Photo 6