Whats hanging in the garden today – The silk rack at the Living Crafts Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos

silk chess scarf
Selection of scarves – washed and drying in the sun before heading off to the shops.

One of my favourite things about arriving at our Living Crafts Centre is to see what is hanging on the drying racks in the garden.  Here’s a selection of recent images:

Dip dyed indigo scarves and turmeric dyed silks skeins.
Dip dyed indigo scarves and turmeric dyed silks skeins.

Ock Pop Tok’s tropical garden is the perfect backdrop for the ever changing silk art created by the weavers of the Living Crafts Centre.

ikats and shiboris in the afternoon sun

ikats and shiboris in the afternoon sun

Ikat is a traditional weaving technique used by weavers in Laos.  Shibori comes from Japan but has become a worldwide practiced technique used from Mali to Laos.

Ock Pop Tok take on Shibori dyeing techniques.  Taught to us by intern - Caroline Dignes.... thank you.
Ock Pop Tok take on Shibori dyeing techniques. Taught to us by intern – Caroline Dignes…. thank you. 

 

Silk skeins dyed by our head weaver - Mrs Davon.  We use a mix of natural dyes and chemical dyes in our production.  For a full list of the natural dyes visit our website. www.ockpoptok.com

Silk skeins dyed by our head weaver Silk skeins dyed by our head weaver - Mrs Davon. We use a mix of natural dyes and chemical dyes in our production. For a full list of the natural dyes visit our website. www.ockpoptok.com

Silk scarves hand-woven in our Luang Prabang studio.

Silk scarves hand-woven in our Luang Prabang studio.

Laos hot climate means the scarves are dry in minutes.

more shibori....
more shibori….

Never a dull day at the LCC.  There is always something interesting hanging in the garden.  We would love to see any of your pictures of your visit to LCC.  FYI: Most of these items can be found in our shop section of the website.