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Shoulder Bag : Tribal identity of Mae Sariang
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Shoulder Bag : Tribal identity of Mae Sariang

 

In bustling town of Mae Sariang in Mae Hong Son, Karen bag and traditional crafts are the best souvenir to show where you have been.

Mae Sariang is home to abundant tribes, ranging from Shan to Karen. Roam the town and you will find yourself in a cultural melt pot of ethnic groups. While Lanna and Shan people gather in town, just cross the Yuam River, you will find yourself in the world of Karen.

Among the vast rice paddies is a peaceful Karen village of Pha Ma Lor. Roam around in the evening, and you will be easily lured to tribal clothing in different designs, from traditional shirts, tie-dyed clothing, shawl, and scarf to shoulder bags.

Handmade shoulder bag made from cotton thread is a famous OTOP product which is available throughout Mae Sariang. It is available in different colors and sizes, with variety of decorative patterns on them.

Woven shoulder bag is an excellent souvenir to show that you have been among ethnic diversity of Mae Hong Son province.

Besides shopping around for the crafts, you can explore the town and visit four Buddhist temples, which are landmarks situated on four directions around the town namely Phra That Chom Kitti, Phra That Chom Chaeng, Phra That Chom Thong and Phra That Chom Mon. The latest one offer great panoramic view of the green valley.

All temple house pagodas that represent four hermits that built the town of Mae Sariang.

How to get there: Mae Sariang is 114 miles southwest of Chiang Mai via highway 108.