Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Insider Experience: Carol Cassidy's Workshop

Learn to appreciate the intricate work of Lao traditional weaving with an expert “insider”, Carol Cassidy.

Carol Cassidy has been weaving since she was 17 years old. She arrived in Laos in 1989, as a textile expert with the United Nations Development Programme and discovered a "weaver's paradise". Specialising in 100 percent hand-woven silk, Carol and the 40 Lao artisans she works with produce exquisitely crafted wall hangings, scarves, shawls and custom furnishing fabric. She blends her own artistry with ancient local techniques and traditions to create contemporary art.

You will meet with Carol for an exclusive tour of the workshop, offering a unique opportunity to experience beautiful traditional and contemporary textiles from Laos, before enjoying some cocktails and canapés with her in the garden.

Insider Experience: Carol Cassidy's Workshop

located in Vientiane

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