Looking down from the Heaven Gate, Lung Tam Village appears from a far inside white mist. The village is occupied by Hmong ethnic minorities, who are skillful textile products.
Follow the tradition; each young H’mong adult female is inherited with one’s own field to grow flax. Every two months, the filed yields products and one has to harvest them all, dry and process into fiber. After a complex process that requires maximum care, Hmong women then have the chance to use their looms.
Each cloth of flax is the pride of Hmong women, and that is the reason they are very carefully in each process. During working time, men are even prohibited from annoying them in order not to interrupt the working process. In the final stage, cloth is washed numerous times until it becomes smoothly white to be usable.
Besides weaving, the drying skill of Hmong people in Lung Tam Village is incomparable. If weaving flax is a tough process, drying is even tougher that require multiple times drying cloth indigo mixture, and it might last from 3-4 days until completion. Thanks to this, dried clothes made in Lung Tam keep their colors much longer than others’.
Woven products of Lung Tam are not only durable, but healthy to wear, immune to mold, hygroscopic and ventilated that create a comfortable feeling when wear on.
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