The White Karen people are one of the so called hill tribes inhabiting the thickly forested, mountainous areas of northern Thailand. The hill tribes are distinct groups of ethnic minorities. Each tribe has their own language and traditions. Most members of these ethnic groups are of Burmese descent.
While visiting Doi Inthanon, a national park in northern Thailand, I visited a White Karen village. Many of the White Karen women are weavers, using traditional weaving methods to create stunningly beautiful blankets. The craft is passed down from generation to generation. The White Karen use hand looms, tediously and meticulously weaving colorful creations that will make your jaw drop. I bought two blankets while in the village.
This is a video of an elder female tribal member working on a new blanket.