Weaving on a backstrap loom has been a tradition of a small refugee community from Burma known as the Karenni for millennia. Many Karenni families left Burma (Myanmar) to escape a civil war lasting more than sixty years, fleeing villages burned and booby trapped with mines by the Burmese military. The Karenni hid for many years in the jungle bordering Thailand before moving into makeshift refugee camps. After more than 15 years in these camps, some families have received refugee status and resettled in the United States where they continue their cultural handicraft traditions.
This piece was made by Baw Meh.
This 5"x7" piece is framed and matted in white. Colors will vary. Please let us know if you have a color preference.