Category Archive for "Living Crafts Centre"

Handmade in Time: A Different Kind of Art

  It’s an art museum — but there are no paintings, sculptures or photographs. The Fibre2Fabric gallery is different kind of art: one of textiles, fabrics and dyes. Recently, the Fibre2Fabric gallery closed to the public (if you haven’t seen…

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Faces of OPT: Chef Keo

Chef Keo was born just down the Mekong from here, in a small village outside of Luang Prabang. A natural born leader, she is the eldest of three. Like most Lao people, she is a serious foodie, understanding that life…

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Celebrating the Women of Ock Pop Tok

Humblebrag: we have some pretty amazing women here at Ock Pop Tok. Of the current team members, 75 percent are women — many of those in leadership roles. There are many words that apply, both personally and professionally: friends, daughters,…

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From Laos, With Love

It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words. Could the same be said for a Lao pha khan mon, or “love gift”? These small woven pieces carry a big mission: reminding those away from home of the loved ones…

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Faces of OPT: Mrs Bang

At Ock Pop Tok, we strive to empower weavers throughout Laos in order to promote economic stability and leadership opportunities for women. One way is by hosting trainings for village weavers at our Living Crafts Centre. Recently, we partnered with…

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The Faces of OPT: Mrs Phan

 

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Add Colour to Your Luang Prabang Adventure

There are many things that inspire me to travel, and colour plays a huge part in my adventures. From the bright tuk tuks in South East Asia to crystal blue waters in the Caribbean, taking a moment to stop and…

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A Cultural Adventure with Tiger Trail

Tiger Trail is a tour operator based in Luang Prabang, Laos. What separates them from their many competitors is the company’s commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism throughout Laos. Whether you are a hiker, biker, kayaker, or simply adventurous, you can easily…

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Vibrant Artisans Make a Pit Stop at the LCC

This week, we were thrilled to host Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga, two visiting artists at the Living Crafts Centre.  Both women reside in Luang Namtha Province, in Northern Laos. Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga travelled from Luang…

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Mulling over mu-L-berries!

“Ok, now make your tongue touch the roof of your mouth when you say the “L” in mul-berry,” says Ajaan Michael. Sith, Eah, Doua, Mimi, Jen, Sengchan, Chan and Chanla, immediately erupt in a cacophony of “mulberry”-like sounds — after…

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