Maria belongs to the Karen tribe originally from Burma but now living in northern Thailand.
I first met Maria in 2012 at her village near Chiang Mia Thailand.
She was very shy but showed me how she created beautiful weavings for sale.
In 2013, when we met again, I brought the photo I took and had her pose with it.
By the time I returned in 2015, she was quite the salesperson and I bought seven of her beautiful woven scarves.