100% handmade moccasins made from the finest quality leather. These moccasins are hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched. They have a beautiful earthy natural cut. No sewing machines or assembly lines are in sight.These beautiful moccasins combine style and functionality. They have Hmong vintage tribal fabric encorporated into their design.
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 these moccasins 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 craft work.
An enormous amount of care and energy goes into making each moccasin. They are totally unique, unbelievably comfortable, breathable and durable. They fit any leg size as you can wrap the leather of the moccasin around your leg for the perfect fit. They can be worn up or folded down depending on your mood. The sole is made from hard durable flexible rubber which is also hand cut, hand punched and hand stitched.
The product is made to order and will take 7 to 11 business days to make.
"Hmong Ocean Blue" Hill Tribe Moccasins
I cannot say it enough my moccasins 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 boots are made by my hands and not machines minor imperfections are typical features and I believe they add character and charm. If you want a perfect pair of moccasins I'm sad to say this probably isn't the shop for you. However if you want unique handmade moccasins with loads of charm and character my moccasins are perfect for you.