Rattan Ball Weaving

A Laotian Heritage

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$17.00 per guest
Hosted by Lon M

Highlights

  • Experience how to create your own rattan ball to bring home
  • Learn techniques on how to weave rattan

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pickup & Dropoff
  • Food and drinks
5 Out of 5
18 Reviews
Boukje Klaver
5
23 Apr, 2018

We made the greatest souvenir ever. It is pritty difficult to make but with some help of the host and the translator we ...

$US 17.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

The use of rattan in making various products is quite ubiquitous in Southeast Asia and it's not different in Laos where it is an important source of income for many communities in Laos. Rattan inspired crafts has helped many villagers and underserved communities to pick up new skills and earn additional income that supplements their farm work. In keeping with a long tradition of working with rattan, many Laotians have become artisans and created excellent works of art from rattan weaving, and created a rich heritage among several communities scattered around Laos. In addition to products that are used in everyday life, rattan is also woven into decorative items or toys, enhancing the usefulness of rattan to a new level. This rattan ball is especially interesting because it was popular used in the 1980s as a Lao sport called Kator, while there are quite a few people in the countryside that still use it and play with the rattan ball, there are very few people who can actually weave this ball. In this workshop, we introduce you to one of our craftsman who has been working on this for more than 30 years. Mr Lon will teach you the basic techniques of rattan ball weaving and he will guide you through carefully step by step as you gradually bring to life your very own rattan creation. And if you're up for it then maybe a short game? :)

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring your own drinking water
  • Mosquito cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time

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Your Local Host

Lon M

A native of Luang Prabang, Mr Lon has stayed in the same house all his life. He first learnt the craft from a relative when he was 20, and over the past 3 decades he has made thousands of works for hotels, temples ...

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18 reviews from people who took this experience

Boukje Klaver
5
23 Apr, 2018

We made the greatest souvenir ever. It is pritty difficult to make but with some help of the host and the translator we were very proud of the results! Great experience!

US$ 17.00 per guest
18 Reviews