These funky hemp cushions are produced by ethnic minority Hmong women in northern Vietnam. In the past all Hmong clothing was made from hemp and it is still considered an important part of Hmong culture. It is worn as a mark of respect at funerals and used in worship and family rituals. Handwoven hemp cloth is considered valuable and is often still given as a marriage gift. Craft Link are working with a number of groups to preserve traditional techniques and generate income by incorporating these techniques into high quality products.
40cm x 40cm