Taleo is the Lao word for the bamboo talismans placed above doorways and on village gates to protect homes and families from spirits. Taleo Handmade works with ethnic minority women in remote villages in Laos and Vietnam. Our artisan partners are expert weavers, batik artists, embroiderers, and natural dyers.
Your purchase echoes the protective spirit of the taleo by:
empowering women through ethical sourcing
protecting the environment through the use of sustainable materials
preserving authentic textile traditions through local partnerships