Embellishments

The Handmade Textiles of Bangladesh

What do you think when you see the phrase “Made in Bangladesh”? Since big brands began producing fast fashion apparel there, this nation of 163 million people h...

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The Kaili Embroidery Market

Embroideries, vintage costumes, braided ribbons, and more—Sharon de Lyster reports on crafts at the Kaili Embroidery Market in China’s Guizhou Province....

Miao Trims & Accessories

From folded-cloth piecework, to couched braid embroidery, jacquard weaving, and the making of silver plaques, the Miao people of Guizhou, China continue to practice their heritage crafts and maintain traditional lifestyles. ...

Famjoy, Master Embroiderer

Come along on a journey to the border of Laos and China to meet Famjoy, a master embroider of the Yao Mien ethnic group....