Welcome to YOYAMAY

where tradition meets elegance in every thread. Discover the timeless beauty of hand-woven textiles from Myanmar's Chin, Naga, Kachin, and Kayin ethnic communities.

About Us

YOYAMAY is a leading company in producing high-quality handwoven textiles from ethnic communities such as Chin, Naga, and Khami in Burma/Myanmar since 1994. We originally produced traditional blankets, shawls and tunic made with backstrap looms. From 2014 onwards, we began creating a variety of new designs for contemporary use like hand bags, cushion covers and purses.

Our Story

U Kyin Lam Mang (Pa Mang) and Daw Khun Swe (Nu Shwe) founded YOYAMAY as a cooperative in 1994. Pa Mang and Nu Shwe belong to the Tedim-Chin community. , over the past three decades, they have immersed themselves into the world of Chin and other highland traditional textiles. They also contributed their knowledge to foreign and local textile enthusiasts and experts.


Our textiles are made from 100% natural cotton yarn, hand-spun cotton, and silk. They are made by backstrap looms and wooden frame looms. The patterns and motifs are unique to each tribe. The textiles are socially and culturally important for special occasions such as weddings, feast, and ceremonies. 


Chin women traditionally woven their own cloth by backstrap loom. Every girl when they are coming of age they have to learn weaving from their mother. Now, we are providing a source of income for the Chin women with their intangible cultural heritage. Grandmas, housewives, and young girls can earn an extra income from their own tradition. Small-scale. 


We guarantee to ship our products to our buyers within one month for items that are in stock. We can customize the buyer’s preferences and accept commission.  

Rajiv Malik
Rajiv Malik
i found the collection here truly breathtaking and out of the world. each piece here was superb and tempting. the couple was very passionate about their collection of textile items and other unique items up on sale here. they are a very reputed showroom with a very high class and committed clientele that purchases from them coming from different parts of myanmar and not just local yangon. will definitely love to visit this showroom and make purchases from here if i ever visit yangon again.
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Martika M.
Martika M.
The owner and her son are wonderful... helpful and hospitable. Their shop is shock full of beautiful cloth, bags, scarves... etc You could bargain a little! For sure !! If you like tribal and hand woven beautiful cloth, this is your place!


YOYAMAY is in the conservation, up-keeping and sustaining of the quickly vanishing know-hows of the usage of natural dyes and hand woven textiles. They have revived and supported the back strapped loom weavings in Southern Chin and Northern Rakhine since the early 2000s, and have created paths for Chin women to earn a living with their inherited knowledge.

For three decades now, YOYAMAY has

produced contemporary Chin textiles

designed new products, and

and preserved antique textiles as well as weaving traditions.

YOYAMAY - Ethnographic Textiles Gallery - is engaged in producing contemporary Chin textiles and collecting vintage material cultures of ethnic Chin, Naga, Kachin, Karen (Kayin) , Akha, Burman and other ethnics. Yoyamay mainly reproduces Asho and Khumi-Khami-Mru contemporary textiles. 


#62(A) R22+23 Yaw Min Gyi St.

Yangon 11191, Myanmar


Phone 1: +95 9 504 8297
Phone 2: +95 9 531 0443
Mail: info@yoyamay.com

Service Hour

Monday to Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT+6:30). 

We strive to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

Contact Form

We're here to help! Whether you have a question about our products, need assistance with an order, or simply want to learn more about Myanmar's hand-woven textiles, our dedicated team is ready to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us using the contact information provided below: