Chailai Hmong Lumbar

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A truly magical vintage Thai hmong fabric, featuring a soft black base with the most incredibly delicate hand embroidery in a series of dashed lines. 

Chailai means pretty in Thai, which we think is the perfect name for this delicate fabric. 

  • 25 x 50cm - available filled or unfilled.
  • Fabric produced in 1980 in Thailand, cushion (backed in cream cotton and zipper closure) made in Bath, UK.  

What is Hmong?

Hmong Textile Art consists of traditional and modern textile arts and crafts produced by the Hmong people. Traditional Hmong textile examples include hand-spun hemp cloth production, basket weaving, batik dyeing, and a unique form of embroidery known as flower cloth or Paj Ntaub in the Hmong language RPA.

Flower Cloth refers to the use of these fabrics to wrap up babies - disguising them as flowers and protecting them from evil spirits. 



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