This group consists of about 10 women from the Karen hill tribe who weave at home using backstrap looms.
The Karen tribe is well-known for its skillful techniques in naturally dyeing and hand weaving cotton fabrics. They use all natural materials, usually different kinds of bark and leaves, sometimes even mud, to create a variety of natural colors.
Decorated with Lahu long-stitch embroidery bordered by strips of colourful fabric in coordinating colours and tacked down by hand with tiny invisible stitches. Straps are handwoven by members of the Lahu tribe in coordinating colours (2.5" wide). Background fabric is 100% colourfast coral coloured cotton and lined in 100% polyester. Beautifully textured finish. Fully lined, 25" lengthwise zipper and separate zippered pocket compartment (3" deep) at the top. The bag is 28" long x 19" around. Fits most yoga mats.