Weaving, Bamboo Loom Setup

The Katu's Lightweight Bamboo Loom Technique

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$48.75 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience weaving on a home-made bamboo loom
  • Bring home your self-made product at the end
  • Learn various techniques you can use to make a variety of products through weaving
  • Work with a weaver with years of experience

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience and all tools and materials you need
  • A self-weaved headband that you make and bring home
  • A traditional Lao meal prepared by your host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Drinks and Food
5 Out of 5
6 Reviews
Katherine Culver United States
5
22 Sep, 2018

The Weaving Sisters' class was the standout of my week-long trip to Luang Prabang. As a textile lover, learning to weave...

Kim S Thailand
5
10 Sep, 2018

Mone and Doi are "The Weaving Sisters" and are two of the loveliest, caring, talented and friendly girls you will meet i...

$US 48.75 per guest
4 hours
1 - 2 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Come and learn traditional glass bead weaving with two Sisters from the Katu tribe. The Katu people are one of the many ethnic groups that make up Laos' cultural mosaic, and their weaving technique is truly unique. Glass bead weaving and smaller, lightweight bamboo looms are two elements that set Katu weaving apart. We want to share our passion for weaving, and spread this unique artisanal tradition to others. This craft has been passed down from generation to generation and we want to keep it alive. We offer a variety of classes for people to make their own personal traditional Lao souvenir. You can: - learn to weave your own headband - learn to weave your own necklace or bookmark - enjoy a yummy traditional Lao dinner! The base price includes a headband. OPTIONAL: You can learn how to set up the bamboo loom and bring home a set to bring home and practice your weaving skills ( 3 hours). Simply select the add-on below.

Additional Information:

  • There is no pickup available for this experience. Meeting Point is across the bamboo bridge (Near Dyen Sabai restaurant) where there are signs directing you to 'Weaving Sisters')
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Bring your own water
  • You can also buy a set of portable looms to bring home (Include it in your booking via the add-ons section)
  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time

Upcoming availability

Your Local Host

The Weaving Sisters

We are happy, easygoing and curious girls from southern Laos who came to Luang Prabang to retain our tribe's (Katu) unique weaving style on the bamboo loom.

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6 reviews from people who took this experience

Katherine Culver United States
5
22 Sep, 2018

The Weaving Sisters' class was the standout of my week-long trip to Luang Prabang. As a textile lover, learning to weave added a new dimension to my appreciation of the art, plus it was great to try out a skill I can't easily learn back at home in the U.S. I also had a lovely belt to take back as a ... Read more

Kim S Thailand
5
10 Sep, 2018

Mone and Doi are "The Weaving Sisters" and are two of the loveliest, caring, talented and friendly girls you will meet in Lao. Their skills with foot loom weaving and the processes involved with this (from dyeing the cotton, to stringing the looms and creating intricate weaving patterns) are outstan... Read more

Anna Winskill New Zealand
5
27 Sep, 2015

Fantastic time with the sisters. Came away with a bracelet I love, and a new skill that I can practice at home. Unfortunately I was very late to their place as the Tuk Tuk driver took me to the wrong place, but they were very accommodating and waved us down when we finally got to the right area. My ... Read more

US$ 48.75 per guest
6 Reviews