Glimp into Thai culture

By Ashleigh Braggs (That's Beijing)
Updated: 2006-10-31 09:28

Jaab means "cool" or "trendy" in Thai-no arguments there. Jaab cards are produced by Thai women as part of a skills training program (for which they are reportedly paid an ethical wage), with a portion of the profits going to breast cancer organizations that educate, screen and treat disadvantaged women.

Hand painted and decorated on thick mulberry paper, the blank cards come in packs of six, and in at least a dozen varieties of intricate designs, including Christmas cards.

The cards cost RMB 150 for small cards and RMB 200 for larger ones and are available for purchase through the Shunyi furniture store Radiance. They can also be purchased directly though their Beijing representative, Lorina Swindley.

For Jaab Cards please contact Lorina Swindley at, or log onto

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