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1/2 day silk weaving class

Luang prabang, Laos

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Art-and-culture
  • Learn silk weaving in Luang Prabang
  • weaving class Luang Prabang
  • day activity luang prabang

Overview


Duration: 3 hours

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 2 - 6

Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

  • See first-hand the traditional silk weaving process
  • Spend time with local artisans
  • Learn to weave on a loom and take home your own creation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum number of participants is 1 and the maximum is 6

Description


DESCRIPTION

Weaving silk is a craft perfected over the centuries and countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have a strong tradition in this. The process from mulberry bush to cocoon, to silk thread to finished product is an intense labor of love. Working with our Lao artisans, you will discover the beauty of our raw materials and the secrets of our textile techniques.

The Half Day Weaving Class is an introduction to weaving on a traditional Lao loom. You will be assigned a loom and a guide and a weaver to help you learn the art of weaving. You will select two colors and create a placemat-sized piece with a Lao motif.

Don’t worry, no previous experience is necessary, and you will definitely leave with a truly unique souvenir.

You have the option to take a morning class from 9:00 – 12:00 or the afternoon class from 13:00 – 16:00.

Price includes:

  • Materials
  • Guidance from expert weavers and English-speaking assistance
  • Your own woven piece to take home

Weaving is traditionally considered women's work but it has not historically been economically viable as a career option. However, this centre is built upon the principles of fair trade and sustainable development. Today it provides employment for twenty full-time staff weavers, and as you take part in a class, you will have the opportunity to sit with and get to know some of them. More than fifty women are also employed as part of the wider fabric-related programmes of the facility. By taking part in a class, you are helping these women to provide income for themselves and their families - as well as learning a culturally significant skill of the Laotian people.

* In general the groups are not larger than 6 people, but sometimes we can make an exception.

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Meet the Team


Member since: September 2014


We are an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang, Laos. Founded in 2000 the organization works to empower women through their traditional skills, and promote Laotian textiles and crafts across the globe. In Laos we work with women artisans, rural producer groups and Lao youth. By purchasing products or participating in our tours and weaving classes you make a direct contribution to the welfare of rural women artisans and the preservation of Lao’s weaving culture.

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Incl. service fee

$ 45.58 p.p.

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