Sop Moei Arts is a non-profit organization, which has been working with the Pwo Karen in Sop Moei district of Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand for the last 30 years. We collaborate with local villagers to create unique, limited edition and one off products, employing their expertise in weaving and basket making. This provides not only a sustainable source of income for the Pwo Karen but also helps keep alive their traditional craft skills, which are rapidly disappearing.
We’re so excited to finally have this beautiful basket back in stock in the Chiang Mai shop after nearly a year!
As the name suggests, we found the original basket in Hanoi, Vietnam. The original model was made from bamboo, wild pineapple leaves and rattan, woven over an inner bamboo lining. Since the pineapple leaves are fragile and easily damaged, we have modified this basket so that it is composed of only bamboo and rattan. The basket was probably used to store clothing or ornaments used on special occasions.
Available in black, brown and two-tone black/brown.