Tradition and innovation meet on the banks of the Mekong River. Founded by a pair of British and Laotian artisans, this workshop seeks to bridge the gap between two worlds, merging the best of east and west. Run by women for the women of Laos, the studio is filled with master weavers who learned the skill from their mothers at a young age.
As dyed reams of cotton dry outside, the weavers breathe new life into ancient motifs on the loom, preserving the history and techniques of generations. It can take one week to bring each piece together, setting the pattern on the loom, dyeing the soft cotton, and weaving the threads together to create a textured piece like no other. Weavers work with one pattern for consistency, developing and replicating the intricate designs with perfect accuracy.
For 20 years, this studio has been elevating the profile of textiles from Laos, increasing economic opportunities for weavers and protecting the heritage of these communities.