Luang Namtha Handicrafts

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Luang Namtha

Akha Clothing and Vine String Shoulder Bags

Ban Nammat Mai, an Akha village in Luang Namtha district, produces elaborate traditional Akha costumes by hand as well as unique vine string shoulder bags.

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Hmong Bags in Ban Nam Hoi

Ban Nam Hoi, a small Hmong village located in the Luang Namtha Valley , produces small bags convenient for carrying money, small books, and water bottles.

Luang Namtha Valley
Luang Namtha Valley

Hmong ‘Kaen’ (flute) & Traditional Hmong Clothing

The traditional Hmong flute, called the ‘kaen’ in Lao, is typically used in New Year’s celebrations and funeral ceremonies and can be found handmade in Ban Tha Luang village in Vieng Phoukha District.

Khmu Handicrafts in Vieng Phoukha

Many Khmu villages in Vieng Phoukha District produce a variety of unique handicrafts, including shoulder bags, baskets, bamboo items and traditional clothing.

Lanten Crafts in Luang Namtha

The Lanten people of Luang Namtha Province produce a variety of unique handicrafts including natural paper, traditional outfits, shoulder bags, jewelry, masks and others.

Muang Sing Handicraft Market

Muang Sing Handicraft Market
Muang Sing Handicraft Market

The Muang Sing Handicraft Market offers a variety of locally produced handicraft by Tai Dam (Black Tai), Hmong and Akha ethnic people from nearby villages.

Tai Daeng Silk Production and Weaving in Ban Piengnam

Ban Piengnam, a Red Tai (Tai Daeng) village in Luang Namtha district, produces raw silk and makes a variety of handmade silk and cotton products.

Tai Dam Silk Production and Weaving in the Luang Namtha Valley

Tai Dam Villages of in the Luang Namtha Valley produce high quality handmade silk and textiles, which are sold throughout Laos and the region.

Yao Handicrafts

The Yao Women’s Handicraft Association of Muang Sing produces a variety of traditional Yao handicrafts, including natural paper, Yao hats, and traditional women’s head cloths and clothing.