Category Archive for "Village Weaver Project"

A Trip Through Laos: the Village Weaver Projects

An Akha woman carefully twisting her hair, arraigning it just right under an intricate headdress made of coins, beads and naturally-dyed fabric. A Tai Lue woman carefully stirring fermented indigo leaves to create the perfect shade of blue. Ten Lanten…

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DIY Natural Dyes at Home

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Merchandise Manager — part 2 of 2 on natural dyes: Here at the Living Crafts Centre, we use what’s in our garden to dye a rainbow of beautiful colours. We are lucky to have…

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Six Natural Dyes To Love

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Merchandise Manager — part 1 of 2 on natural dyes: “Do you have indigo growing in your village? Indian trumpet? Turmeric?” These are the first questions we ask before any village training on natural…

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Behind the Scenes: Nam Et-Phou Louey Village Weaver Project

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Production Coordinator: As a new member of the Ock Pop Tok team, I jumped at the chance to join our co-founder and production assistant on my first  Village Weaver Project trip to the Nam…

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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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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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