The Karens, pronounced (Ka-rans), are an indigenous people to the southeast Asian countries of Thailand and Burma.
The name ‘Karen’ has become almost synonymous with ‘Weaver’, so outstanding are the products of Karen looms. Their unusual embroidery and seed work make for widely varied types of clothing worn by those groups coming under the general heading of ‘Karen’
The upper garment worn by men, woman and children are made in the same basic way, differing only in length, color and embellishment. They are made of two stripes of hand-woven cloth, the wide depending on the size of the wearer. These stripe are folded in half, the folded forming the shoulders of the garment. They are the stitched together, leaving opening fr the head and arms which are bound with braid of a contrasting color. Karen make the most of their stitching. It is seldom hidden, but rather become a part of decoration.
Originally all clothing was made of home spun cotton cloth. Even now many mountain-dwelling Karen still spend thread from their own cotton. Weaving is done on simple back-strap looms using a single warp technique. These have beautiful rhinestone embelishments. You can also use them a shoulder straps for your handbag.
Hand woven in many patterns: fish,snake,corn,..etc. patterns
We can also design pattern . Let us know about your requested colors.
Length 33" ( 50 " includ strap)