100% handmade sandals made from the finest quality leather and amazing vintage Hmong fabric. No sewing machines or assembly lines are in sight.
The Hmong tribe are an ethnic hill tribe group which live near me in the mountains in the north of Thailand. The fabric insert used in this bracelet is Hmong vintage tribal tapestry which is beautifully cross stitched. The Hmong people are believed to have been the original inhabitants of the Yellow River Valley (ancient China). When expansion took place from the northern part of China, the Hmong were pushed southwards to escape oppression. For centuries, they struggled to establish themselves as independent people. Eventually they settled in what is now known as Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar, and more recently in the hillsides of northern Thailand. For along time the Hmong people supported themselves by cultivating opium. Recently, they have turned from opium growing, and are supporting their income from the sales of their beautiful craftwork.
All these sandals are hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched. They have beautiful vintage Hmong fabric incorporated into their unique design. They combine style and functionality. An enormous amount of care and energy goes into making each sandal. They are totally unique, extremely comfortable and durable.
Crazy Hmong Leather Sandals
I cannot say it enough my sandals are totally unique as they are 100% handmade using traditional ancient techniques dating back centuries. I use no machines just very simple tools and my hands.
As my leather sandals are made from the finest quality full grain leather by my hands minor imperfections are typical features and I believe they add character and charm. If you want a perfect pair of sandals I'm sad to say this probably isn't the shop for you. However if you want totally unique handmade sandals with loads of charm and character my sandals are perfect for you.