Mrs. Vannaly fell in love with weaving before her feet could even reach the floor pedals by watching her mother. Her favourite materials to work with are those with natural dyes as well as the traditional motifs in the wall hangings. From beautiful scarves to intricate wall hangings to home decor, she hopes that visitors appreciate the outstanding skill of the weavers and that Lao textiles become better known worldwide. She values working for Ock Pop Tok because of the flexible hours, access to the health care and benefits. “Lao women are very strong ladies,” she says. “And weaving represents the Lao culture and we should keep it alive for the next generations.”

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