Growing up in a weaving family, Mrs. Vanthong learned to weave at age thirteen.

She says the best part of her job is working with a group of women toward the goal of keeping Lao textiles alive. She values the opportunity to exchange and share ideas, experiences and traditions among the weavers at Ock Pop Tok.

“I hope that Ock Pop Tok will be one organization that keeps supporting Laos handicrafts forever,” she says. “Because the textiles of Laos are truly unique.”

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