Educational Textile Tours to Laos
These small group tours for schools, colleges and textile design study groups are designed to provide inspiration and insight into the cultures, techniques and traditions of textiles arts in the region. The itineraries on offer can be modified to meet curriculum focus and the specific needs and travel requirements of your group. Tours provide a mix of site seeing and cultural activities including hands-on lessons to support the learning experience and promote a greater appreciation and understanding of local traditions. Group sizes can range from 6 to 20 participants.
TEXTILE HIGHLIGHTS OF LAOS 9 Days
Starting in Vientiane with its colourful temples, textile galleries, weaving projects and markets, you will encounter your first insight into the vibrant world of textiles in beautiful Laos. You will love the historic temples, museums, textile galleries and amazing craft markets of Luang Prabang. You'll take part in an Hmong embroidery class, a silk weaving class, a natural dyes class and a very special afternoon with a Lao Royal Prince who is a world renowned expert in gold embroidery. You'll visit traditional silk weaving villages and spend the day in a Tai Lue cotton weaving village where cottons are spun by hand and dyed and woven using traditional methods.
TRIBAL TEXTILES OF LAOS 15 Days
Starting in the Vientiane with its beautiful temples, textile markets and galleries, this tour takes you on journey into some of the more remote areas of Laos where you can experience a number of different ethnic minority group villages, all with vibrant and very unique textiles, costumes and cultures. You'll visit traditional silk weaving villages, Ahka, Tai Dam, Hmong, Kamu, and Tai Lue villages and markets. You will love beautiful Luang Prabang with its historical temples, textile galleries, classes and amazing craft markets. You'll be inspired by the beauty of Lao countryside and the mysterious Plain of Jars. You'll take a Hmong embroidery class, a silk weaving class and a natural dyes class along with a very special afternoon with a Lao Royal Prince who is a world renowned expert in gold embroidery.