|Country of manufacture||Thailand|
|Number of branches||5 pcs.|
This beautiful hand crafted purse with 5 compartment inside including a zipped middle coin compartment. It also has 8 card holder slips on each side.
Height 4 inch
Length 8 inch
Depth 1 inch
These purses are unique, each pulse may vary in color and pattern but are all exactly the same inside.
To understand this unique style and gorgeous colorful design here is a little information on the LISU Tribe.
The Lisu people of northern Thailand likely originated in Eastern Tibet and then migrated to China from there. They arrived in Thailand via China around 100 years ago. Currently there are around 30,000 Lisu living throughout northern Thailand in areas of altitude that reach 1,000 meters or higher.
There are two types of Lisu ethnic subgroups. There are the Flowery Lisu and the Black Lisu. The most prominent variety of Lisu in northern Thailand is the Flowery Lisu.
The Lisu are well known as the individualists of the hill tribes. They are unique, adaptable, and widely believed to be the most beautiful of the Thailand’s hill tribes. The women are known for wearing brightly colored clothing of blue and green. The women also are known to wear their tunics split up to the waist, with a black belt, and matching brightly colored blue or green pants. There are tons of embroidered details included in their garments. The embroidery typically consists of bands of blue, yellow, and red. Long hair is typically worn tied in the back.
Villages of this colourful ethnic group are to be found in the mountains of China, Myanmar (Burma) and northern Thailand. There are approximately 21000 Lisus living in Thailands northern provinces of Chaing Mai, Mae Hong Sorn and Chiang Rai. They originate in eastern Tibet. Their house are built on the ground, with dirt floors and bamboo walls around a central ridge. For many generations the main means of livelyhood for many of the Lisu people has been the cultivation of the opium poppy. Some of these people have given up poppy growing, and are now seeking to supplement their income through the sale of skillfully produced crafts.
The Lisu of northern Thailand make their clothing from coloured cloth stitched into outfits trimmed with row upon row of multicoloured stripes of cloth, applique patchwork, tassels, and beadwork.