Learning to weave at a young age, Mrs. Mina was already able to set up a loom (a complicated skill) by the age of fifteen.

Teamwork and unity are important values that she finds in her work at Ock Pop Tok. Her favourite weaving technique is the supplementary or “chok” that uses many colours of silk. She loves that she can share and exchange skills and techniques with the other weavers. She especially likes being able to work in such a space together with them.

Her hope for the future is that weaving will be seen as an important part of Lao history. “We shouldn’t allow it to disappear.”

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