Our artisans have a long tradition of hand weaving textiles, the weaving techniques have been passed from generation to generation and from mothers to daughters. Each community has its own special weave technique. The raw cotton used for the weaving yarns is cultivated in their own communities or purchased at the local market when the cotton is in short supply. The handspun yarns are twisted by hand which results in irregularity in thickness. These yarns have a harsh hand feel, but they will gain softness after general wear like raw denim. The yellow yarns are dyed in vegetarian dyestuff.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue colour, the weaving yarns are dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the yarns are dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.
Length 200cm, width 60cm, tassels, 100% cotton, handcrafted in Laos. (This article is hand woven, manually dyed and washed after weaving; the length, width and colour of each item may vary and differ)