Category Archive for "Textile of the Moment"

How (and Why) You Should Wear A Sinh

   The women here in Laos wear many hats: anything from businesswoman to homemaker, from chef to artist. They also wear many sinhs. This traditional skirt is as diverse as the women who wear them. The designs vary by ethnic…

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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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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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Textile of the Moment: Rice Harvest Celebration Textile

Contemporary Inspiration from the OPT Lao Heritage Textile Collection By Veo & Jacinta Rice Harvest Celebration Textile   In the Fibre 2 Fabric gallery Indigo exhibition, hangs a beautiful antique Lao sinh in the Ikat or Mutmee style, where the…

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