All items at Above the Fray Gallery are personally selected by Maren and Joshua directly from the independent artist or in village markets in Laos or Vietnam. Our personal relationship with many of the artists enhances our ability to represent the region's finest traditional art. Free shipping/insurance on orders over $100. (For orders under $100, shipping is $9.50.)

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.

Tapestry Weave Fish and Brocade Textile

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.

Bold New Naga Shaman Cloth
Green Elephant Bird
Bright Boxes of Naga and Diamonds
Phii Naak in Blue
Purple Shaman Cloth
Silvery Tapestry Weave Healing Cloth
Brilliant Blue Diamonds of Naga
Saang Hong Shaman Cloth
Hong Birds and Diamonds of Flowers
Tapestry Weave Healing Cloth
Raspberry Saang Hong
Blue Siho

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.

Orange Curled-Tailed Naga
Center Diamonds With Spiders and Crabs
Saang Hong With Ancestor Spirit
Deep Blue 2-Headed Naga Diamonds
Deep Red Diamond of Nagas
Curled-Tailed Naga Boat Scarf
Steel Teal Diamonds of Naga

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.

Long Silk Love Tokens
Small Silk Love Tokens
Red Naga Cloth

Silk: Skirts and Other Textiles

Traditional silk skirts ("sinh") and other silk textiles based on Lao-Tai textile design.

Green Naga Temple
Smooth Drapey Naga Diamond  Shawl
Naga and Butterfly Stripes
Red Village Story Cloth
Blue Village Story Cloth
Black Village Story Cloth
Striped Naga Shawl
Red Tai Baby Blanket
Spring Green Diamonds of Naga
Ancestor Spirit and Naga Shawl or Skirt
Solid Red with Naga
Saang Hong Stripes

Traditional Ethnic Clothing

Traditional hemp and cotton clothing handmade and worn by Hmong, Dzao/Yao, and other ethnic groups.

Black Hmong Embroidered Vintage Jacket
Black Hmong Batik and Hemp Jacket
Red Dzao Woman's Embroidered Jacket
Red Dzao Short Women's Jacket
Red Dzao Men's Jacket With Bells
Black Hmong Embroidered Belt
Boy's Dzao Hat
Embroidered Headscarf

Home Decor

Upcycled items to decorate your home, handmade by the Hmong, Dzao/Yao and others from their own handwoven, traditional clothes.

Fuscia Siho Door Curtain
Vintage Bird Star Siho Door Curtain
Black Elephant Door Curtain
Large Natural Hemp and Batik Hanging
Large Indigo Batik Wall Hanging
Indigo Batik Wall Hanging
Natural Hemp and Batik Wall Hanging
Hmong Hemp and Batik Wall Hanging
Jungle Animals Door Curtain
Elephant-Lion Door Curtain
Butterfly Door Curtain
Chicken Door Curtain in Cotton
Tiger Cotton Door Curtain
Birds on Black Door Curtain
Red Hmong Blanket
Pink Tapestry Weave Rug
Black and White Cotton Blanket
Red and White Star Blanket
Blue and White Blanket
Small Batik Wallhanging - 3
Small Batik Wallhanging - 2
Small Batik WALL Hanging 1

Bags, Purses, Wallets, and More

Upcycled items for personal use, handmade by the Hmong, Dzao/Yao, and others from their own handwoven, traditional clothes.

Red Dzao Embroidered Shoulder Bag
Batik and Hemp Ipad Case
Red Hmong Ipad Case
Black Hmong Embroidered Wallets
White Hmong Embroidery Wallets
Hmong Belt Embroidery iPad Case
Black Hmong Embroidered Sling Bag
Sleeve Embroidery Hmong Shoulder Bag
Small Embroidered Hmong Shoulder Bag
Black Hmong Batik Shoulder Bag
Red Dzao Pompom Shoulder Bag
PomPom Yao Shoulder Bag

Fabric and Skeins: Silk, Hemp, Cotton

Handwoven, naturally-dyed yardage and skeins.

Shibori Design Indigo Dyed Cotton Fabric
Rich Indigo Cotton Fabric
Dark Indigo Cotton Fabric
Deep Indigo Dyed Handwoven Cotton Fabric
Solid Handwoven Natural Cotton

Baskets & Tools

Baskets and tools handcrafted and used in village life.

Newer Khamu Clothing Storage Basket
Khamu Clothing Storage Basket Nice Patina
3-Part Katu Mens Basket
Mahout's Elephant Guiding Pick
Knitty-Knotty (Winder) for Cotton
Tobacco Storage Basket
Bamboo and Rattan Gathering Basket
Smoked Khamu Gathering Basket
Handmade Fishing Net with Creel
Antique Coconut Scraper
Coconut Scraper

Ritual Art

Traditional masks, amulets, ceremonial figures, and ritual textiles used in spiritual ceremonies.

Ta Oi Couple Statues
Katu Spirit Mask with Carved Hair
Tall Katu Spirit Mask
Red Dzao Shaman's Drum
Wooden Print Block
Dzao Shaman's Mask
Dzao Shaman's Mask
Hmong Shaman's Rattle
Ta Oi Spirit Mask
Kin Mun Lantien Priest's Mask
Jarai Rong House Drum
Tai Daeng Woman Shaman's Headscarf
Red Yao Shaman Headscarf


Traditional earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other decoration.

Hmong Embossed Hoop Earrings
Hmong Single Fern Earrings
Hmong "Three Big Ferns" Earrings
Hmong Fern Frond Moving Earrings
Akha Cone Earrings or Headpiece Ornament
Tai Silver Plug Earrings
Healing Spirit Bracelet
Fern Frond Earrings with Dangles
Trang's Sword Earrings
Trang's Black Hmong Embossed Earrings
Trang's Black Hmong Hoops
Hmong Fern Frond Earrings

Vintage Textiles

Rare, older, traditional textiles from hill tribe Laos and Vietnam.

Tai Daeng Horse Blanket with Bomber Motif
80-90 Year Old Tai Daeng Shaman's Cloth
Vintage Tai Daeng Sinh (Tube Skirt)
Tai Daeng Dragon Blanket
Tai Daeng Star Blanket
Tai Daeng Dragon Blanket

Textile Hangers

Handcrafted textile hangers made in Laos and Vietnam.

Elephant Head Textile Hanger
Large Loom Reed Hanger
Medium Loom Reed Hanger
Small Loom Reed Hanger
Large Bamboo Hanger: "Ends-Up Style"
Large Bamboo Hanger: "Middle-Up Style"
Short Bamboo Hanger: "Middle-Up Style"
Short Bamboo Hanger: "Ends-Up Style"

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).

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