Thai Tribal Crafts

Brand:  Thai Tribal Crafts
Material:  Cotton
Thai tribe:  Lisu

Purse with wide band of reverse applique

Price:  £4.00
These beautiful purses are hand made by the ladies of the Lisu tribe in Northern Thailand.

Their traditional skill is reverse applique - folding fabric into delicate stripes and patterns in a range of contrasting colours.

These purses measure approx 12cm wide and 10cm high, with an 8cm band of reverse applique on both sides.

Fully cotton lined

Zip closure.

100% cotton.

Hand made and fairly traded.


We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, however to ensure that you are completely satisfied All's Fair offers a "no quibbles" 28-day returns policy.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason then you can return it to us for a refund or replacement.

For more details see our Returns & Refunds page.

Royal Mail 1st Class delivery costs £3 in the UK for orders up to £10 and is free for orders over £10

Non-UK Customers:

Customers outside of the UK will have their order shipped by Royal Mail's International Standard service. The cost for delivery depends on the weight of the goods you are purchasing, and ranges from £2.00 to £8.00 per item - you can see the exact cost of shipping in the Shopping Basket before you checkout.

Non-UK customers have the option to upgrade the delivery service to Royal Mail's 'International Tracked & Signed' or 'International Signed' service, for an additional fee of £5.50.

Estimated delivery times are 3 to 5 working days to Europe, and up to 7 working days for the Rest of the World.

Thai Tribal Crafts is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation based in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand

The organisation works with women from the numerous tribes living in the mountainous forests of Northern Thailand.

Each tribe has its own dictinctive culture, dress and language although the children are educated together, sometimes travelling 20 miles to school and back each week across rough terrain.

The main tribes are:


The Karen tribe is one of the most numerous tribes in Northern Thailand and their traditional crafts are weaving and silversmithing.

Lisu & Lahu

These tribes use the unusual technique of reverse applique to create folded, almost origami-like detailing on clothing and, here, purses.The rich colours in silks and velvets make these some of the most sumptuous designs.


The Akha tribe use delicate single thread embroidery to create their unique designs.


The Hmong tribe use batik as well as embroidery to create interesting designs.

All the purses sold by Accessory Fair were made to order by the ladies of the various tribes and as they use whatever colours of fabric they can find, the purse you receive may vary slightly from the picture.


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