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Textiles of the Golden Triangle - Symbols of a Nation

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Textiles of the Golden Triangle - Symbols of a Nation

Costume plays a vital role in showing identity and kinship in the hilltribe and minority people of south east Asia.

 

The “Golden Triangle” where three countries - Thailand, Laos and Burma, meet is so called because of the fortunes made from opium. But there is still great wealth to be found in the wonderful textiles of the hilltribes who live in this remote and mountainous area.

The traditional clothes the women make for their families are a riot of colour with stunning embroidery, embellishment and weaving techniques. You will be full of admiration for this wonderful work done by hard-working women in remote and difficult surroundings.