One of our aims in our work with the Pwo Karen is the preservation of traditional skills. For Pwo women, this includes textile weaving in general and weaving on backstrap looms in particular. The items usually woven on these looms are men and women’s clothing and blankets. While many of our products […]
Introducing a new range of leather accessory bags perfect for stationery, toiletries or even as an evening clutch bag. Each bag is made of genuine cows leather with one colour on the front and a […]
Finally we have two new Howdah baskets in stock in the Chiang Mai shop, one large and one medium! Since the success of this basket at our ‘Bending the Rules’ exhibition at La Luna in 2010 we’ve had trouble keeping up with demand. The Howdah basket is the brainchild of […]
The latest additions to the Check Canvas and Leather bag collection have just arrived in the Chiang Mai shop in lovely shades of plum, black, burgundy, ivory and indigo. Perfect for a fresh autumn look!
During the rainy season many of the roads that wind through the mountains of Sop Moei district become near impassable. Heavy rains and flash floods uproot trees and turn the soil into thick red mud. For us here at Sop Moei Arts it means fewer trips to the villages during the […]
The inspiration for our latest collection of cushions comes from the traditional Karen blanket. These blankets are an essential part of a Karen household and can be used as both blanket and hammock. They are traditionally striped in two colours and woven on narrow back-strap looms and joined with a […]
Looking for a shopping or book bag? This Eco-friendly bag is perfect to fold, zip up and slip into your handbag. Or why not give it away as a gift? The bag is made of cotton, with a band of hand-embroidered textile from a traditional Pwo Karen blouse. The seeds used […]
Sop Moei Arts photoshoot on location in Sweden, July 2012. This summer we felt inspired to mix and match vintage Sop Moei Arts pieces with some of our latest collection. Scandinavian blues and whites in the outdoors and neutral beiges/warm yellows in the living room and dining room. And with a dash […]
The wine holder is one of the earliest examples of innovation and adaptation in Sop Moei Arts baskets. Here is Kent’s story of how he came up with the idea that was to become one of our most successful models: “Many years ago a Pwo Karen man showed me a small, […]
Mix and match with our new collection of Swirl stitch table mats and coasters. Each mat is reversible and made of durable cotton, pre-shrunk and machine washable in a gentle cycle. Available in the Chiang Mai shop in all the colours of the rainbow.
Introducing our new Ocean Silk Scarf collection. These scarves are woven on a turquoise and golden beige warp, giving them a lovely two-tone sheen, especially when they catch the light. Perfect for both casual and formal wear. More colours coming to the Chiang Mai shop soon!
Due to popular demand we have launched a new, limited collection of our leather trim handbags. The new collection features a new fabric woven with 100% Kibiso silk. Inserted into this weft are colourful, uneven strands of silk spun in Nepal by women’s coopertives. This is called “sari silk” because it is […]