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CAMACRAFTS is a non-profit, self-help project which markets handicrafts from the Lao P.D.R. These crafts are handmade by Lao and Hmong village women using traditional patterns and skills.
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Appliqué is constructed of two layers of cloth Rooted in centuries of Hmong tradition is the textile art of paj ntaub, literally translated as “flower cloth.” Traditionally used to decorate items of cloth such as jackets, headdresses, skirts and baby carriers, these crafts serve to identify the person’s ethnic group. The most well-known technique is the reverse appliqué with intricate, symmetrical designs cut from folded pieces of cloth (similar to snowflakes made from paper) and sewn onto a background fabric.

Reverse appliqué is constructed with two layers of cloth. A pattern is cut into the top layer (the first color listed in the color code) and the edges are turned under and sewn to the bottom layer (the second color listed in the color code). This allows the bottom color to show through. Some color codes will list a third color which is used only as an accent.

All CAMACRAFTS appliquéd products are hand-made with a 65% polyester/ 35% cotton blend fabric. These products are color fast and machine washable unless otherwise indicated. The patterns and designs that CAMACRAFTS has used are all traditional pattern designs of various Hmong villages and people. CAMACRAFTS has kept to the Hmong roots of intricate design patterns and has maintained their originality.

All of CAMACRAFTS appliqué crafts can be used as table covers and wall-hanging as well.

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