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VIETNAM ERA JUNGLE FATIGUE JACKETS WITH VINTAGE HMONG FABRIC

Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments


From 1961 until April 1975, 125,000 Hmong Hill tribe people served in the CIA's secret war in Laos. Approximately 39,000 of them were killed in action. Following the end of the war, the Pathet Lao and Vietnamese advisors killed another 230,000 Hmong people. The Elephant Story purchases vintage Hmong fabric in The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar join and applies the vintage Hmong fabric to Vietnam era fatigue jackets in memory of these courageous fighters. See the Collection

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VINTAGE BASKETS HAND CRAFTED BY THE HILL TRIBES OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF THAILAND

Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story has assembled a collection of vintage baskets from various hill tribes in The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar come together. This exotic area is home to numerous ethnic hill tribes who have their own languages, customs and life styles. These baskets from Hmong, Akha, and Karen hill tribes were used in the rice paddy and their mountainous homes to store rice and other products. They now are distinctive home decorative accent pieces with each having it’s own history. Perhaps, some of the baskets carried treats for the elephants of Karen villagers or the opium of...

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HMONG SKINNY JEANS FOR WOMEN

Oct 20, 2014 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story has created a new line of women’s jeans incorporating vintage Hmong vintage fabric on new Levi jeans.  The Hmong people live in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.  During the Vietnam war era, they fought to defend Laos from North Vietnam under the support and guidance of the CIA.  Over the course of the undeclared war in Laos, they suffered massive losses.     -- These ladies skinny jeans come in Levi sizes 28, 29 & 30 --     Join our Email List [ccembed:28]  See something on our blog that we don't sell...

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