Just at 14 years old Ms. Vilaiphone, known as Tor, was already weaving simple scarfs and beginning to learn how to weave the traditional Lao Sinh. A few years later she was weaving more complicated patterns.
Today, Tor loves weaving the discontinued supplementary weft, in any color. She also particularly likes weaving the Naga and Diamond motifs, because it is the traditional design passed down from mother to daughter.
She enjoys sharing and exchanging skills with the other weavers at Ock Pop Tok, and appreciates that the company has provided a great platform for this. She wants to teach her children how to weave once they are old enough because “she loves weaving and wants to keep the tradition alive.”