I recently moved to a small town in Northern Thailand called Muang Phrae. Before leaving the almighty Pacific Northwest, I legitimately thought I was going to be living in a village as the only Westerner in sight for miles upon miles. Although this ended up not being completely accurate, anyone who has been to Phrae would agree that this town is not a quintessintial destination for the millions of globe-trotters that make their way to this side of the world every year. Although this province is not frequented by faragns, the little valley town is widely known for their traditional indigo-blue dyed fabric; mahom. It is absolutely beautiful and can be found in abundance at all the little markets and shops spread throughout the area. It is also not uncommon to see the dye making its way to other mediums such as ceramics! I’m expecting to purchase about a third of Phrae’s supply over the next few months. Pretty much in love.