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Lao Textiles

Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 212 123
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We visited this wonderful silk weaving haven this afternoon. Pong explained the process clearly... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
Sue F
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Amazing place!

This is so much more than a gift shop! When you visit, Carol invites you to see the process of how... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2016
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Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos
+856 21 212 123
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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited this wonderful silk weaving haven this afternoon. Pong explained the process clearly, she was very helpful and friendly. We learnt so much more about the process and how Carol empowered the Lao women over twenty years. I enjoyed talking to Carol and appreciate...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This is so much more than a gift shop! When you visit, Carol invites you to see the process of how the silk is designed and woven. We spent so much time mesmerized by the weavers, they are very talented! Watching the creation of these...More

1  Thank Apfeiffer54
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Laos is a very fast developing country. The difference with the neighbor Thailand can be still seen but Laos is catching up very quickly...Banks, Hotels, Shopping Malls slowly filling up the streets. As a result of that, more and more young Laotian prefer to work...More

Thank Philipp H
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

1  Thank ECKLKualaLumpur
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...More

Thank William T
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...More

1  Thank Jovan_10
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...More

1  Thank critter5520
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....More

Thank Maryelizaf
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...More

Thank damrae
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...More

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