Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chillimint limited editions for shop Sukha

You can visit shop Sukha on the Haarlemmerstraat 110 in Amsterdam

Chillimint limited editions for shop Sukha

Beautiful wrapskirt from Miao tribe

Chillimint loves these antique pieces from India

Bali treasures

Very unique and unfortunately unaffordable pieces i found in an exclusive shop in Bali

My favourite bag

It's an antique piece from the Chinese Hmong tribe

Chillimint on a shopping mission

Handcraft from the Akha tribe

antique hilltribe jewelry

unique pieces i found in an antique shop in Chiang Mai

Saturday, July 23, 2011

neon & pastel

Fabrics used for Chillimint designs

Beautiful tree in Bali

Chillimint loves pleats

Visiting an authentic hilltribe village

I visited a traditional Akha hilltribe village in the mountains close to Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand. This village is supported by the hilltribe museum, they like to show how traditional clothing was made in the past. The whole process from weaving the fabric till embroidering it with many bright colours and small patterns is done by hand. That’s the reason why it’s a very long process and not so common anymore for the locals to make and wear these days.