ABOVE THE FRAY GALLERY
Silk Shaman Cloths (Ceremonial Blankets), Full-width
Full-width (28"-38") traditional Lao-Tai shawls/blankets ("phaa phi mon") made of 100% locally-raised silk that is hand-reeled, naturally-dyed, and handwoven.
Silk Shaman and Healing Shawls, Mid-width
Mid-width (14"-27") traditional Lao-Tai shawls (medium width "phaa phi mon" and "phaa sabai") made of 100% locally-raised silk that is hand-reeled, naturally-dyed, and handwoven.
Silk Shoulder Clothes, Narrow-width
Narrow (6"-13") traditional Lao-Tai shoulder cloths ("phaa phai") made of 100% locally-raised silk that is hand-reeled, naturally-dyed, and handwoven.
Silks: Small Textiles
Shorter, traditional Lao-Tai textiles (including "phaa kan mon" love tokens) made of 100% locally-raised silk that is hand-reeled, naturally-dyed, and handwoven.
Silk: Skirts and Other Textiles
Traditional silk skirts ("sinh") and other silk textiles based on Lao-Tai textile design.
Traditional Ethnic Clothing
Traditional hemp and cotton clothing handmade and worn by Hmong, Dzao/Yao, and other ethnic groups.
Upcycled items to decorate your home, handmade by the Hmong, Dzao/Yao and others from their own handwoven, traditional clothes.
Bags, Purses, Wallets, and More
Upcycled items for personal use, handmade by the Hmong, Dzao/Yao, and others from their own handwoven, traditional clothes.
Fabric and Skeins: Silk, Hemp, Cotton
Handwoven, naturally-dyed yardage and skeins.
Baskets & Tools
Baskets and tools handcrafted and used in village life.
Traditional masks, amulets, ceremonial figures, and ritual textiles used in spiritual ceremonies.
Traditional earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other decoration.
Rare, older, traditional textiles from hill tribe Laos and Vietnam.
Handcrafted textile hangers made in Laos and Vietnam.
Our Book: "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos"
Above the Fray owners Joshua Hirschstein and Maren Beck authored a colorful introduction to and celebration of the Lao-Tai weavers and millennia-old weaving traditions of Houaphan Province in remote NE Laos. Photos by Joe Coca. Gold-medal winner of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Awards (Travel).
"Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos: Textiles, Tradition, and Well-Being" (Book) autographed