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Batik Pencil Pouch

    • Batik Pencil Pouch made by Black Flower Hmong women.
    • Cotton fabric with hand-drawn batik and indigo hemp trim.
    • Fully lined with a zip closure and a charm made with indigo threads, a coin, and a bead.
    • Handmade by women in Vietnam using fair trade practices.
    • Each piece is unique. Your bag will be similar to this photo, but not exactly the same.
    • 10” x 3” inches (25.4 x 7.62 cm)
    • Gentle machine or hand wash with soft soap.
    • Line dry.
    • Warm iron.

About the Black Flower Hmong

Women from the Black Flower Hmong ethnic minority group of northern Vietnam hand draw intricate batik designs for their traditional clothing.  Using locally foraged beeswax and natural indigo dye, their designs feature popular Hmong motifs.  In the Hmong tradition, they must have new clothes for their new year,  We purchase used skirts, jackets, and other textiles directly from Black Flower Hmong women in their villages, providing a source of income from clothing they no longer wear.  We repurpose their hand-drawn, indigo-dyed fabrics into one-of-a-kind bags, small accessories and home wares.