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Journal — Laos

Exploring artisans and handicrafts in Laos

crafts Laos

Common Texture was out on the road again last week scouting for handicraft gems. Laos is known for many traditional crafts such as wood carving, silverwork and basket and mat making. Of all the traditional crafts in Laos, woven and embroidered textiles are undoubtedly the most popular. This made us decide to go on a whirlwind tour of the northern Luang Prabang province. Not only is the town of Luang Prabang listed as a UNESCO-World Heritage Site, many types of hand-looming examples can be found here too, specifically using an indigo dye in hand spun cotton. The master weavers use...

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