Hmong Batik Workshop Half Day by Ock Pop Tok

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$48.36 per guest
Hosted by Oct Pop Tok L
5 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Uber Moon
5
12 Jun, 2018

We did two tours with Backstreet Academy - the Hmong Cooking Class and Hmong Batik Workshop. Both were excellent! For th...

Heather Johnston
5
27 Mar, 2018

This was such a wonderful artistic experience leanring to make traditional batik cloth. I worked for about 2 hours to cr...

$US 48.36 per guest
3 hours
1 - 3 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Hmong Du and Djua practice indigo resist batik; their skirts are decorated with this fabric. Traditionally Hmong Djua have bands of fabric stitched on the sleeves of jackets. Hmong Dao don't practice batik, their skirts contain plain white bands of hemp on which they embroider, they are renown for their needle skills. This Hmong Batik Class is an introduction to Hmong culture. Each student will create a wax resist, Hmong style design on hand loomed hemp. Due to time constraints it is not possible to complete the dye portion of the process. The natural hemp renders a beautiful finished piece. Option 1: Full day Hmong Batik This class can be extended to a full day to create a larger textile piece. Full day price includes Lao-style lunch. (Day includes a 30 x 46 cm hemp piece with wax resist design, 1 day includes a 30 x 80 cm hemp piece with wax resist design) Note: Please check-in at the meeting point (Ock Pop Tok shop in town) 30 minutes before the booking time and ask for a free ride to the Living craft center.

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  • Wear comfortable clothes

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The Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre is where the fascinating world of Lao textiles comes alive! Set in the grounds of a stunning tropical garden on the Mekong, it's the perfect place to learn more about this uniqu...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Uber Moon
5
12 Jun, 2018

We did two tours with Backstreet Academy - the Hmong Cooking Class and Hmong Batik Workshop. Both were excellent! For the cooking class an interpreter came with us and picked us up from the hotel with a tuk tuk. The family were lovely and the food was delicious - who knew you could eat rattan?! The batik was great fun too and an awesome way to get a meaningful souvenir. :)

Heather Johnston
5
27 Mar, 2018

This was such a wonderful artistic experience leanring to make traditional batik cloth. I worked for about 2 hours to create the patterns and designs for the cloth.

seattlenomads S Myanmar
5
13 Aug, 2016

I took an all-day batik class at this gorgeous living arts center overlooking the Mekong River. There was no one else signed up, so I had a private lesson with a wonderful Hmong woman, along with a translator. The center also offers weaving and dying classes, some of them half-day. You get lunch with the full-day courses, and the food was very, very good. The center itself is gorgeous - the grounds are beautiful, and the buildings are well designed. I met some women from the half-day weaving class, and the pieces they'd made were really stunning. They provide transportation from and back to one of their two shops in the main part of town. It was such a great way to spend a day in a new country, and it's set up so that you easily meet other people taking other classes. I highly recommend it!

Erica C United Kingdom
5
16 Jun, 2016

We did the batik workshop as a birthday present from my mum. First we had a lovely lunch overlooking the mekong, and then spent a half day learning about how to do traditional hmong batik. This was an incredible experience. It was a lovely afternoon attempting to create a detailed design, with our instructor being a lovely expert who had lots of patience overtime we went wrong. And at the end we have a beautiful piece each which we will frame now we are home. And as it was my birthday the friendly staff all came and said happy birthday, and then sang me happy birthday and gave me chocolate! An excellent birthday and an excellent afternoon. Thank you so much.

US$ 48.36 per guest
5 Reviews