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Loose check cotton Tai Lue scarf


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Hand woven cotton scarf with traditional Lao design 40 x 180cm

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Product Description

Handwoven in Northern Laos using traditional silk weaving techniques, but applied to cotton! The cotton is grown and spun in the Tai Lue village where the artisans weave. The Tai people live in the border areas between Laos, Yunnan, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.  The deep blue colour comes from the indigo used in the traditional dyeing techniques involved. Hardwearing and the polar opposite of mass produced fabric this scarf  is a piece of wearable art.

TAEC Laos 

The Traditional Arts and Ethnicity Centre is based in Lunagprabang, Laos. Founded in 2007 by Tara Gujadhur and Thongkoun Soutthivilay, the centre is a non-profit organisation offering start up loans and training to remote communities in 13 of Laos’ 17 provinces. They use only organic, natural materials and seek to promote the traditional arts of Laos through education and sales of beautiful hand made products. 50% of all profits are fed back into the community

Care instructions

Dry clean or gentle hand wash only