“In the region of Hoi An, the local minority group is named "Cham". Currently, the Cham population is only 130,000.
A spectacular Cham temple complex named My Son still exists today, very near Hoi An City.
We were very lucky to see an amazing dance performance by Cham people at the My Son temples the day we visited.
This particular fabric motif in Vietnam is an ancient design. The sun (diamond shape) and the rice harvest (other symbol) are important symbols present in hand-woven textiles from this region. Many of the various 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam use versions of this design for traditional village ceremonies like marriage, funerals, festivals, harvest celebrations, etc.” - Aaron John
Good choice Aaron, this fabric is a winner all the way!
Here’s to staying curious pho’ever & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Aaron John
It’s Feel Good Friday and we got some good news for ya! So which do you want first… the good news… or more good news?
Good news: We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been given the green light to start making totes again! (Back in April, we were deemed non-essential so we had to stop tote production due to the Governor’s COVID orders).
More good news: For the past 3 months, we turned our attention to making face masks for our customers and donating face masks to hospital workers (don't worry, we didn’t go into hibernation mode. If anything, we got busier producing all these face masks).
Tis the sea-sun as summer is officially here! We’re feeling pretty shore that it’s going to be a great summer! Here’s to shell-abrating good times with great people..