Above the Fray: Traditional Hill Tribe Art
Above the Fray: Traditional Hill Tribe Art ventures to the hill-tribe regions of Laos and Vietnam to personally select the world’s most exquisite hand-woven silk, cotton, and hemp textiles directly from the hill-tribe artisans. Our diverse selection of shawls, scarves and wall-art is woven of locally-raised materials using traditional looms. Each textile is carefully chosen for quality, precision, color-play, and charm, and a photo of the artist with that one-of-a-kind piece is often available.
We also search for traditional baskets, tools, jewelry, and ritual art, many of which carry the rich patina of years of village use. In addition, Maren leads hands-on workshop-based tours for those wanted to visit and learn from the actual artisans in their village.
Above the Fray is a family business owned by couple Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein, of Eugene, OR. They are the authors of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos: Textiles, Tradition, and Well-Being, the 2018 gold-medal winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for best travel book.
We will have an interactive virtual booth during the conference. Check our Exhibitors page in the Attendee Hub for days and times.