My parents are taking a trip to Vietnam right now to trek in the mountains and visit the Hmong who live there. Aside from flipping a motorcycle on their first day and breaking a rib( my dad) all is going well and they are sending me the most incredible pictures!
Naturally what I love most about these pictures is the richness, color and texture of all their textiles. Fabrics with embroidery, vivid colors paired with black and copious quantities of silver jewelry. Sigh...these ladies know what's up.
I instantly begged for them to bring me back some of the heavier duty fabric. How amazing would a messenger bag or pannier bag would be in these fabrics...amazing.