My Grand Daughter is in this photo taken right after chocolate ice cream. She loves this dress and wants to wear it everyday. Mom says on some days we must wash it. They wait until Saturday and my grand daughter stays in her PJs until the dress is dry.
By the way those little shoes she wont take off either. They too are from Thailand, and worn out. They are broken actually but they squeak. And she loves the squeak.
This dress is made by the Karens, pronounced (Ka-rans), who 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 needle work make for widely varied types of clothing. Often the specific pattern reflect specific groups and families coming under the general heading of ‘Karen’. Almost like a Coat-of-Arms.
Originally all clothing was made of home spun cotton cloth. Even now many mountain-dwelling Karen still spin thread from their own cotton. Weaving is done on simple back-strap looms using a single warp technique.
This dress is sized for children based on age.
Ages 1-8 years are available. We will also soon have Adult versions available. Please select appropriate age. If you child is bigger than average g up a year.
Please feel free before or after your purchase to contact me with questions or details. Also other colors will become available and can be obtained if you have a preference.
*** Please note that the actual colors may vary slightly from the one you see on your screen due to monitor restrictions. In addition they are hand Woven and Hand Dyed. We try to adjust the color to match the real one as much as possible. According to the handmade nature of this offering, the measurements described above may differ a small bit from the real one.