We love the pictures we get from Donna Wanderlust (doubtfully her real name :} ) who does textile tours in SouthEast Asia and just want to share them with our visitors, most of whom are in love with ethnic textiles as we are. We don't get anything for posting this, we just love the fascinating textile pictures that Donna takes wherever her travel takes her. Last year it was Japan, and we talked about that here in this blog at that time. Here's the latest from Jan.9, 2018:
Jan 09, 2018 11:17 am (Donna Wanderlust)
The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.
In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair. ...
To see the rest, including some -- dare I say -- cool pics, click HERE.