Description: Ban Nammat Mai, an Akha village in Luang Namtha District, produces elaborate traditional Akha costumes by hand as well as unique vine string shoulder bags. Some popular clothing items include colorful vests, as well as naturally dyed farmers pants and long-sleeved cotton jackets. Also produced in the village are string vine bags, woven by hand typically by women while walking to and from their fields. These shoulder bags are very sturdy and are great for carrying small equipment and books. Overnight tours to Nammat Mai village can be booked through the Namtha Guide Service. These handicrafts and others can be purchased directly from the villagers.