Akha Yalupubay Earrings

  • $12.00

Mixed Threads and Job's Tear Seed Beads
Handmade by the Akha, Muang Sing, Luang Namtha Province

No two colors are the same! Don't worry, we will email you a photo of available stock to choose from. 

The “Yalupubay” is one of the decorations that hangs from traditional Akha dress. We discovered this charm amidst a cluster of tassles and beads while visiting an Akha village in a remote area of Northern Laos. Matesai is currently working with this village 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. ​​