Light Blue, Thailand by Mida
This is Mida’s mother, See Taun, weaving traditional Thai Karen fabric. She is forty-one years old. Weaving is a family tradition. Both Mida and her mother learned to weave when they were eight years old. Weaving is important to Thai Karen culture, and only the women weave.
Mida is from Mae sa Pok, a Karen village located in the Mae Wang district of Northern Thailand. She spends most of her time in her village where she can be with her son, Warinton. Her mother, Si Taun, and the other women of the village spend most of their time weaving scarves and other items, which can be sold to western tourists. She enjoys taking photos of her village and her family.