Living Crafts Centre
Set in lush tropical gardens and located on the banks of the Mekong, the Living Crafts Centre is the perfect place to learn more about the fascinating world of Lao textiles and handicrafts.
Created as a way to allow visitors to observe the impressive skills that go into Lao textiles, the Centre brings the concept of “East Meets West” alive.
Here you will meet the Master Weavers and see silk weaving on your very own.
Enjoy a 30 minute free tour of our beautiful Living Crafts Centre. You will learn about Laos textiles from the silkworm to the finished product. Our knowledgeable staff will show you how natural dyes are made and introduce you to the most popular weaving techniques in Laos. You can wander through our weaving room and watch the experts at work creating masterpieces before your eyes.
Experience Laos through textiles hand on! Our Master Weavers and experienced teachers will guide you. Choose from a range of classes. You can try chok weaving or bamboo weaving, natural dyeing or batik. Half day to 1, 2 or 3 day classes are available.
Silk Road Café
With two locations you can enjoy our delicious “East Meets West” cuisine wherever you are in Luang Prabang. Enjoy amazing views over the Mekong at our Living Crafts Centre location or people-watch in the town centre at the Heritage Shop Garden.
The Mekong Villa offers the opportunity to engage with the culture and arts of Laos, while still allowing space for ample quiet and relaxation. Enjoy our tranquil setting on the banks of the Mekong in our lush garden. The Mekong Villa features four exquisite rooms with decor inspired by artisan communities in Laos. The Hmong, Katu, Tai and Hill Tribe rooms spotlight textiles handmade by artisans we work with through the Village Weaver Projects. All rooms include breakfast at the on-site award winning Silk Road Cafe.
Our Living Crafts Centre Flagship Shop houses selections from both Heritage and Boutique collections making sure that all visitors to the Centre will have the opportunity to see items across all of our collections. The Flagship Shop has a specific focus on the textiles woven by the onsite weavers. What better way to experience fair trade than to meet the artisan who created your new purchase!