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.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Laos Textile Museum

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.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sombrero Village

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. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Nagas wearing Sombreros

Here we are the Nagas (the red house) in our Pii Mai shirts and special red sombreros ready for last weeks Pii Mai swim gala and water games.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Pii Mai Dancing

The Grade 6 girls wore beautiful pink sinhs for their traditional Pii Mai dance performance, and moved with grace and style.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Pii Mai at VIS

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.