Ekantha bags come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. What they all have in common: Beautiful and unique, sturdy, made with quality fabric, designed with your convenience in mind, with multiple zip and flap pockets, and all hand-adorned painstakingly by our teams of Hmong village ladies. Each is made in limited quantities.
Carry the creation with pride. Remember: every bag you buy makes possible a livelihood for these ladies!
Beautiful hand-cut and exquisitely-embroidered cards, blank inside, with envelopes,
Elegantly cross-stitched Bible covers
Enhance your home or workplace with our elegant home decor products. Choose from our collection of stunning wall hangings, pillow covers, and table runners. They all come in beautiful jewel-like colors, and the elaborate micro-embroidery is all hand-created. The table runner and pillow covers are one-of-a-kind as they blend the American art of quilting with the traditional Hmong hand cross-stitch. The wall-hangings are works of art traditionally found on Hmong head-wear.
Give yourself or others a prize for culinary skills, with our "Award" aprons, with themes and designs like "Best Cook" and "Best Help" (kids' aprons).
Silver and Gold have I none, but what I do have I give to you....
Skim with us across the oceans...to remote villages in the misty mountains of Asia. There are breathtaking views, but also harsh, merciless poverty. Meet the Hmong, an ethnic minority whose women are gifted, in spite of their poverty, with the skill of exquisite embroidery, handed down from mothers to daughters. Having neither silver nor gold nor precious stones, they beautify their stark lives by making their own jewelry. Using only needle and thread, they craft beautiful jewel-like patterns and designs on simple metal or fabric, using the colors of precious stones...these are their jasper and ruby and emerald and turquoise. Their skill is fast becoming a rare art, rendering their creations collectors' items.
Made with love.
Ekantha.com is privileged to bring these to you.
Our partners visit the villagers regularly, traveling for hours into the mountains. They buy their jewelry, paying a good price and enabling them to make a livelihood.
Buy a piece of fine jewelry today - for yourself, as a gift, or as an investment in something that will become rare soon. Empower these women thousands of miles away with your purchase
These beautiful intricately-sewn 11-inch dolls tell stories of Hmong children in China. The villages where they live are surrounded by mist-covered mountains during the day and touched by frost at night. As breathtaking as these views are for outsiders, life for them is harsh and merciless. Families are highly dependent on the vagaries of subsistence agriculture and most experience extreme poverty....read more
Ekantha Gift Packages: A gift from your heart that is sure to delight your recipient. These are hand-curated by our experts.
Give a gift to someone you know, and give hope to village women at the same time. These are women who cannot work outside the home because they have to care for children, the elderly, or the sick; or are handicapped themselves in some way. Women who want to earn an honest income to help their families. And women who desperately need a sense of value.
All this begins when you pick a gift package of a value you choose. We will pick out a selection of our high-quality products, and mail it with the greatest care. In the notes section of your order, please let us know:
Check out, pay, and you're all done! (Prices include all taxes and shipping charges, so there are no surprises for you at check-out). You will receive an email acknowledgment, and another when the gift is shipped out. Your recipient will receive a complimentary gift insert with your name on it. (No special gift-wrap is used.)
Hope is such a powerful thing to have in life. Would you join us in giving hope to others? Buy a gift!