Hmong Embroidered Necklace
Mixed Materials & Silk Thread, Leather Cord
Hand-embroidered by Hmong women in Nam Bak, Luang Prabang Province
Inspired by small cloth pieces from ceremonial garments, reverse embroidered earrings stitched with fine, silk threads. Matesai discovered the rare skills of these women whilst working on a project to help young mothers start their own businesses. The extra income from handicraft helps takes care of educational and medicinal needs for the family.