Tai Dam Placemats
$31.95 AUD $39.95 AUD
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
Stylish, contemporary and Fair Trade, these tablemats, made from 100% organic cotton and natural dyes are entirely handmade by Tai Dam women in the 12th District Women's Guild (Thailand) for the Ban Na Pa Nat project, for ThaiCraft Fair Trade. In blue, indigo, black and cream. Comes in a set of 4.
- 48cm x 33cm
- Highest quality raw materials
- 100% organic cotton and natural dyes
- Hand-spun and dyed
About Ban Na Pa Nat
This project works with ethnic Tai Dam women, who migrated from northern Laos a century ago, in the Na-Pa-Nat village of Loei, North East Thailand. The Tai Dam women still practice their traditional art of weaving dark indigo costumes with bright embroidery - traditions that are threatened by younger generations leaving their home to find work. To create work locally, weavers have adapted to produce stunning, contemporary tablemats to sell that can offer women fair wages, increasing wellbeing and offering better lifestyle at home.
ThaiCraft is a Fair Trade certified association, working within the principles of fair trade to generate a fair income for village artisans in Thailand with the objective of increasing self-reliance and keeping Thai craft traditions alive. They work with over 60 artisan groups in Thailand and Laos, with a focus on people with special needs, to create fine, high quality handmade products. ThaiCraft is a founder member of the Thailand Fair Trade Alliance and WFTO Asia, and has been a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation since 1995.