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Following are addresses for making donations to the Akha Foundation and the website address for gathering more information.  The website has beautiful photos of Akha women in their traditional headdresses and garments.  Traditional Akha spindles may be purchased directly from the Akha Foundation for $20 + $6 shipping and handling.  If purchasing spindles please contact Matthew McDaniel directly via email.

Matthew McDaniel
The Akha Heritage Foundation
386/3 Sailom Joi Rd
Maesai, Chiangrai, 57130
Thailand

US Address.  Donations by check or money order may be sent to:
The Akha Heritage Foundation
1586 Ewald Ave SE
Salem OR 97302
USA

Donations by direct banking can be transferred to:
Wells Fargo Bank
Akha Heritage Foundation
Acc. # 0081-889693
Keizer Branch
Keizer, Oregon, USA

Web Site:
http://www.akha.com    mailto:akha@loxinfo.co.th

 

The Akha Way Video may be purchased from:

Yellow Cat Productions

505 11th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 tel: 202-543-2221
fax: 202/543-2287 e-mail: yellowcat@yellowcat.com

 

Sources for American made Akha spindles:

Kokovoko: Route 3 Box 134, Corinth KY 41010-9010 (606) 234-5707

Bountiful: PO Box 1727, Estes Park CO 80517 (970) 586-9332

SpinCraft: Box 327, Salmon, Idaho 83467 (208) 756-3076

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand, by Gordon Young, The Siam Society

Plants and People of the Golden Triangle: Ethnobotany of the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand, by Edward F. Anderson, Dioscorides Press

Akha Foundation Website: http://www.akha.com

The Akha Way, Video from Yellow Cat Productions, Washington, DC

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