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Let’s visit Ban Chan, the Pottery Village!
Friends of OPT
Valerie Olla

Follow us to Ban Chan, the Pottery Village!

Did you know that the villages around Luang Prabang each have their very own speciality? If you read our previous blogs, it’s safe to say that you traveled with us to the Bamboo Village and the Paper Village already. Well, this month, we’re taking you to Ban Chan, the Pottery Village. You have to cross the Mekong to get to Ban Chan. Follow us for a stroll through this village where clay is the material of choice.

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The Materials of Laos
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

The Materials of Laos!

We only work with the finest raw materials and oversee all production steps to guarantee the highest quality products using environmentally friendly techniques. High quality raw material is a must for high quality end products. In Laos, the artisans work mainly with silk, cotton, hemp and piet.

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Follow us to Ban Xang Khong, the Paper Village
Friends of OPT
Valerie Olla

Let’s visit Ban Xang Khong, the Paper Village

Until a couple of months ago, where the green waters of the Namkhan river meet the earth tone waters of the Mekong river, you could cross the bamboo bridge to Ban Xang Khong, known as the Paper Village. There, along the road of this quaint village, you would see sheets and sheets of handmade paper drying in the sun. Follow us for a stroll through this village where paper is the material of choice.

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The Love Gift, a labor of love
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

The Love Gift, a labor of love

Small and easy to pack, the Love Gift, is one of our bestsellers. This silk textile is the work of master weavers and conveys the hopes and dreams of the weaver. With a name so fitting, we had to talk about the Love Gift during the month of love…

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A stroll in Ban Donkeo, the Bamboo Village
News & Events
Valerie Olla

A Stroll in Ban Donkeo, the Bamboo Village

If you’re lucky enough to visit Luang Prabang, you’ll hear about (and probably visit) the Weavers Village, the Paper Village, the Pottery Village and even the Whisky Village. But a bit further out of town, on the banks of the Namkhan lies a village that less travelers venture to, Ban Donkeo, known as the Bamboo Village.

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