Ms. Manichan, known by her nickname, Nang, learned weaving at a young age. Like many of her fellow weavers, she loves weaving the discontinued supplementary techniques as well as the organza wall hanging because it’s “truly unique to Ock Pop Tok”.

She loves that she can work for a company that provides her with access to a great community of weavers, as well as the many benefits it means for her family back home. She loves that textiles tell a story and can be handed down simply by teaching someone. She believes that weaving is truly the symbol of Laos and hopes the tradition will live on forever.

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