Placing her loom just in the right spot to obtain optimal illumination, a woman slides her thread from left to right. Her goal is to deliver a brightly-coloured ‘sinh’ (A traditional Lao sarong) according to her customer’s wish.
In Laos, handicraft often is all about the weave. And when quality is desired, hand-woven pieces of fabric continue to be the preferred result above the more machine-made silken draperies.
Silk weaving traditions in Laos: another form of a sustainable practice in our Asia that deserves (y)our attention when exploring.