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Laos Essential Artistry

Laos Essential Artistry is a husband and wife business. Peter is an educator in Sacramento and Bai is currently a waitress in a several Thai restaurants in Sacramento.

Mission:  Laos is our passion and we are proud to feature some of the finest in Lao silk textiles and handicrafts. All our textiles are hand-woven or hand-embroidered and reflect artisan excellence, coming from weavers, artists, and galleries where we have taken the time to establish personal, professional and principled relationships.

At Laos Essential Artistry we understand that the quality of a textile is dependent on the structure of the weave and not just the visual appearance of its fibers, and we like to think that all the weavers, artisans and galleries that we represent, “the individual yarns and varying patterns,” are woven together cohesively and meaningfully in a way that provide the opportunity for people to develop a better  understanding and appreciation of these incredibly talented weavers and artisans in Laos.

Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Online Store: Got Laos 
Brick and mortar: Our goal is to eventually open a Thai/Lao Restaurant and gallery where we will be able to exhibit our textiles. Currently if anyone wants to look at any of our textiles give us a call and we'll arrange a time for you to see the textiles. Contact information can be found on our  website.
Languages spoken: Lao and English

Handwoven Naga scarves from Laos Essential Artistry

Tags:   Laos, Lao textiles, Hmong textiles, Mien textiles, silk texiles, handwoven, handwoven textiles, Lao paintings, natural dyes, embroidery, weaving

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the video clips of the weavers at their looms. Great stuff.


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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