Ying Yun Wan (YYW)

Ying Yun Wan is a small group of women weavers who live in a Shan Refugee Camp in Wiang Haeng district in the north of Thailand.

The group was officially established in 2010, with a total of six members. They received financial support from a Canadian individual who initially provided some weaving materials to help them start off. He encouraged them to weave as a means of creating some income for the women who at the time were struggling greatly to find work outside of the camp.

 

Their unique array of patterns are based on traditional patterns, passed on from weaver to weaver- although over the years the patterns of their scarves have gradually developed and changed.