Lanten Character Coasters
Cotton Indigo with Cotton Embroidery
Woven, Dyed, Sewn & Hand-embroidered by the Lanten Women, Luang Namtha, Luang Namtha Province. Approximately 10 cm x 10 cm
An original design by these women. Lanten people came to Laos originally from China, and the Chinese script is still part of the culture as history is written in this form.
Matesai works with women in remote areas of Northern Laos to design and develop fresh product and provide access to the international market. Purchase of this product directly provides income to each individual woman, as well as their families and their village.