“The Longyi is a traditional piece of clothing worn by men and women for everyday life in Myanmar. Even in the modern day capital of Yangon, you will see most people wearing a Longyi, whether it is in the office or doing normal daily activities. It’s very much a part of the national identity.
This fabric (red-green-black) is a traditional Longyi style from the western-most state of Myanmar, named Chin. The Chin people dress mostly in green-red-black stripes.
In the market, I met a Chin seamstress and we talked for hours, definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
The fabric is sold in pieces cut for a sarong, so we had to buy many pieces, not just by the roll. It was fun hunting around the market for fabrics that were all the same design.” - Traveler Aaron John
Here’s to getting a’longyi with people from all different walks of life & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Summer sea-sun is here!
At Taaluma Totes, we’re feeling pretty shore this is going to be the best summer yet.
And to celebrate, we’re launching our Brighter Than The Sun hat sale. For a limited time, you can get any of our hats for only $10!!!
It’s time for a face mask re-fresh...summer is here and your new style awaits!
Our masks are now on sale for $5 each.
Plus, all proceeds will be microloaned to small business owners here in the United States.
Yep, that’s right: masks, microloans, ‘Merica!