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Lao Textiles

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Address: Ban Mixay, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Phone Number: (856) 21- 212 123
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Less is More Part 204 - Still Going Strong

Twenty years ago on my first trip to Vientiane, I stumbled upon this beautiful colonial bungalow on a quiet leafy street occupied by a Canadian lady. I was told that she was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Twenty years ago on my first trip to Vientiane, I stumbled upon this beautiful colonial bungalow on a quiet leafy street occupied by a Canadian lady. I was told that she was a fabric artist (with UN affiliation) trying to revive and preserve the fabric weaving traditions of Laos which had been largely forgotten due to the war and so-called... More 

1 Thank ECKLKualaLumpur
Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Carol Cassidy's work in Laos for 25+ years has led to both the revival of traditional Lao silk weaving and the beginnings of new traditions and patterns that are sought after by personal collectors and decorators all over the world. A visit to her studio will include a tour of the entire hand-weaving process with her wonderful staff and colleagues.... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

A highlight of my trip to Laos was seeing the production of the silk weave ring done here as well as hearing about the origins of the weaving techniques done my local people who have learned it from their ancestors. The process is explained in detail by the enthusiastic founders of Lao Textiles. You can observe the local woman as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We visited the Carol Cassidy's Lao Textiles in February 2016. It was the best thing we did in Vientiane. She was at the house and gave us a tour that was packed with terrific information about weaving in general and Laotian weaving in particular. I felt that I really learned a lot about both topics! The quality of the silk... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Spent a couple of hours here - one of the main reasons for our stopover in Vientiane. Taken on a tour of the studio and then met with Carol Cassidy and she gave us personal attention explaining the original idea and evolution of the studio. Very impressive, and beautiful work.

Thank Maryelizaf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I have just had the most wonderful tour of Lao Textiles. Although you could tour around the shop in 30 minutes, I suggest you allow a little more time to explore the actual weaving studio where the woven art is created. This is a must-do visit for all travellers to Vientiane. The staff are more than happy to show you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

No visit to Vientiane is complete without a visit to Carol Cassidy's Lao Textiles. From her innovative start 25 years ago she has lead and promoted the textile industry here. The beautiful French Colonial house still stands within a lovely green space in the middle of town, managing to escape the wreckers ball as have so many of the old... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Carol Cassidy and Lao Textiles take weaving to the highest quality and standards. My wife and I met Carol Cassidy and was given a tour of the weaving facilities. She showed us the different weaving techniques employed by her weavers. Yarn dyeing is done at her facility. The quality of the pieces produced is of the highest quality and the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Closed between 12-2. Gorgeous silk weaving at approx $100 a piece and up. Watch the women weave their patterns behind the shop. Expensive but very high quality.

1 Thank Lesterbeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Carol Cassidy, a weaver herself and founder of Lao Textiles, told me that hers was the first American business to be set up in Lao PDR in 1990; 26 years later it continues to produce top quality silk wall hangings, shawls, scarves and other items. Some pieces carry traditional designs, others a more modern take on those designs. All designs... More 

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