Comparatively late to some of our other Master Weavers, Chan only learnt how to weave basic patterns and motifs at 18. She quickly got the hang of it and now loves the indigo blue and weaving the Naga pattern “because it’s the traditional symbol of protection and many customers appreciate this motif.”
Through the work at Ock Pop Tok Chan is able to constantly improve her weaving and time management. She says it’s helpful to work with the other weavers when we have new orders and designs that come in. She likes that the work has given her a structure to her weaving, as the production team assigns them schedules, product deadlines and also custom orders for designers. As a mother of four, she hopes to teach her children how to weave one day, as it’s the best way of keeping the history and culture alive.

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