Hand crafted by our women artisans in rural Vietnam and Cambodia, this quilt features beautiful hand-appliquéd women in typical Vietnamese dress. The Ao Dai and conical hat are iconic symbols of Vietnam.
The quilt is made with 100% cotton with the women appliquéd in Vietnamese silk along one end and framed within a thin and elegant border. The backing is simply one fabric in a complementary colour in 100% cotton. Between the hand-stitched layers is a filling of polyester batting for warmth and comfort. The layers are hand-stitched together in intricate stitching patterns to prevent shifting and to keep the layers secure for the long life of the cushion.
Our quilts are of the highest quality and easy to look after. Silk quilts will need to be dry cleaned. For cotton quilts, simply machine wash with cold water on a delicate setting with mild laundry detergent, then lay out flat to dry in the shade. It will become softer and cozier with every wash.
Ms. Đao manages a group of 24 quilters. The quilters live close to their children and family and have approximately doubled their income. In rural areas, incomes fluctuate with market prices and climate, harvest times and lean seasons. The quilters add a stable source of income which benefits their families and communities.
Watch this 4′ video to see how the quilt program is a key element for community development.
Every item purchased from Mekong Quilts is a gift that gives twice.