Having learnt weaving at the young age of 10 by observing her mother, Phonesouk now is a Master Weaver and loves weaving the supplementary Chok technique.

She loves that she is able to preserve a piece of the Lao culture by weaving and selling her products especially for a company like Ock Pop Tok, where “we are provided with great working conditions, the company pays us in pieces every few weeks, we get food for lunch services, healthcare, bonuses and other policies” which benefits her and her family.

She hopes that Lao weaving will forever be taught and passed down for generations because “it’s the face of Lao culture.”

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