Hmong hill tribe Thailand

The Hmong are found in the mountainous regions of China, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. There are about 151,000 of them in Thailand. Hmong women produce some of the most exquisite needlework to be found anywhere in the world. Hmong are the only producers of batik cloth among the tribal people. Their clothing is richly decorated with magnificent embroidery, applique, cutwork, pom-poms, batik cloth and silver jewelry. Hmong men are skilled blacksmiths and gunsmiths. They also make crossbows, musical instruments, and other items of wood, bamboo, and rattan.