Daily photos and some stories to share my life in Vientiane with friends, families and others.
Friday, 20 April 2018
The Laos Textile Museum consists of a series of tradtional wooden buildings set in a lush, green traditional Lao compound. The carvings were gorgeous and the structure were open and spacious. One building was 120 years old.
A wonderful discovery in Vientiane has been the Laos Textile Museum. It showcases a unique collection of antique textiles. The privately-owned museum is the first of its kind, established by the Sisane family to preserve and promote Lao textiles, weaving artifacts and traditions, not only from their own family collection but also from varying ethnic groups throughout Laos.
We were excited to find these sombreros for sale at a road side stall on our weekend away. They were perfect for the swim gala - except it was a bit small for my big, falang head. The kids were enthusiastic sales people. We bought every red hat they had.
Pii Mai, Laos New Year has arrived. It is marked at school with a swim gala, water games and a morning assembly/concert, focussed on Laos culture. The grade 11 Laos girls dressed in a variety of tribal clothing to perform a traditional dance. A gorgeous group, smiling and enjoying their dancing.