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Tribal Costume

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Every year we spend part of each trip trawling through piles of old bits of costume. It's amazing how many mosquitoes can hide in those piles. However its all worth it for the gems that we occasionally unearth. We also buy costume from individual women in villages. Here is a selection of some of the amazing pieces of traditional costumes we have collected.

Photo of our Short Akha jacket

Short Akha jacket

A lovely traditional jacket with a side fastening front and a hand stitched embroidered back.

Size across chest 52 cms.

TC5 – Tribal Costume: Short Akha jacket
£95.00 each Buy
Photo of our Chinese jacket with stud work

Chinese jacket with stud work

Blue cotton jacket with hand embroidered details on collar and sleeves, and metal stud work in a curve across the front. From south westwern China.

Length 56 cms Width across back 57 cms.

TC8 – Tribal Costume: Chinese jacket with stud work
£95.00 each Buy
Photo of our Pleated H'mong woman's skirt

Pleated H'mong woman's skirt

A wonderful deep indigo blue hemp skirt fully pleated with hand drawn batik and appliqued strips and squares in red and white.

This traditional skirt is fully around 5m in width at the hem. It is open at the back with long waist ties. It could be made into a wearable skirt (or two!) or make a beautiful circular display.

TC3 – Tribal Costume: Pleated H'mong woman's skirt
£115.00 each Buy
Photo of our Indigo pleated skirt

Indigo pleated skirt

A wonderful cotton pleated skirt from the Miao minority women of Guizhou province in south western China. Natural indigo and hand drawn batik.


TC7 – Tribal Costume: Indigo pleated skirt
£120.00 each Buy
Photo of our Akha Jacket

Akha Jacket

Beautiful hand woven indigo cotton jacket with incredibly finely hand stitched panels on the back. Bought from the Akha woman who made it in a village in Sichuanbanna, Yunnan, China. All sewn by hand.

Width (across back) 46 cms Length 65 cms


TC2 – Tribal Costume: Akha Jacket
£150.00 each Buy
Photo of our M'iao Satin jacket with folded patchwork

M'iao Satin jacket with folded patchwork

A burgundy red satin jacket with incredible details on the front and sleeve panels of intricate folded patchwork, weaving and raised hand embroidered stitch work.

Large size


TC6 – Tribal Costume: M'iao Satin jacket with folded patchwork
£195.00 each Buy

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