Born is Luang Prabang, Mrs. Sykai says she is proud of the title “Master Weaver” and the ability to show visitors her skills. A dedicated weaver, she is inspired by creating new designs and incorporating old motifs into contemporary patterns. Alongside Ms. Lear, head of design and production, Liew created our award-winning organza wall hanging. She enjoys being able to tell guests about Lao weaving and the story of her family, her mother, Phaeng is also a Master Weaver here at Ock Pop Tok.

She hopes that textiles will continue to improve for future generations, “We need to teach our children,” she says, including her own two, “We have to keep it alive.”

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