Preserving craft heritage is important to this Karen tribal village in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. In bamboo shelters, young women learn ethnic backstrap weaving while young men cultivate
home-grown cotton and dye yarns using natural colours from plants, such as yellow from mango leaves and grey from Ma Klua (Ebony) fruits. Natural agents help fix the colours. By avoiding chemicals and protecting nature, a new generation can look forward to a healthy means of supplementing their income in their own village.