Silk

Laos’ finest handmade material

The creation of silk is a magical relationship with nature. Silk thread comes from a silkworm’s cocoon, which is created and used as the temporary home for the worm as it develops into a moth. Silk has been cultivated and woven in Laos for over 1000 years.

There are two types of silkworms in Laos: the Eri and Bombyx Mori. The Bombyx Mori originated in China and eats mulberry leaves. This silkworm makes two types of cocoon: yellow and white. The silk filament is fine and smooth. The other type, Eri, originated in India and can eat a variety of plant leaves, such as castor, cassava and papaya, but not mulberry. The spun yarn is thick and textured, creating textiles that feel soft; almost like wool. 

Did you know that a moth lays up to 300 eggs? A worm lives for around 28 days, and grows to be 10,000 times its original weight. From being born to spinning their cocoon, a batch of 5,000 worms will eat around 80 kgs of mulberry leaves. We need 5,000 – 6,000 cocoons to make 1 kg of silk yarn. We need around 1,500 cocoons to make one scarf. And did you know that silk is the strongest natural fibre known to man? Once, silk was used to make parachutes, bicycle tires and even bulletproof vests!

Watch this video to learn more about how silk is made.

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Diamond Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: By weaving two colours in a complex diamond pattern, our master weavers take the ephemeral quality of Lao silk up several notches!

Raw Silk Shawl

You'll love it because: Extra soft, thanks to the 100% cruelty-free, peace and vegan silk, this scarf works well for both men and women! An ideal fair trade gift!

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Mien Yao Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: Eco-friendly, sustainable silk with lovely drape will up your jeans and t-shirt game, and of course add elegance for fancier events!

$31.80$45.00

Floating Lantern Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: A wonderful conversation piece this master weaver piece embodies the story of Luang Prabang's enchanting Festival of Lights!

Marino Cushion Cover

You'll love it because: This textured silk cushion cover is made with super soft Eri silk yarns in colours that remind us of the Italian Riviera.

Naga Palace Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: The Naga motifs of this socially-responsible and sustainable wall hanging is an empowering wedding gift for yourself or as a present for newlyweds!

Queen Naga Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: Designed by two exceptionally talented master weavers who wanted to spread the Queen Naga's beauty, good will and guiding spirit!

$750.00$1,043.00

Silk Harvest Organza Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: Translucent organza reflects light beautifully, and it can be used as a wall hanging, a window covering or a refreshing room divider!

$97.00$239.00
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Mien Yao Silk Table Runner

You'll love it because: Taking inspiration from Mien Yao embroidery patterns, this all silk handwoven table runner adds an elegant touch to any table.

$75.00 $45.00

Shooting Star Organza Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: The shooting stars pay tribute to the power of dreaming big, wishing on stars and working collaboratively to make dreams come true!

$139.00$283.00

Delightfully Random Scarf

You'll love it because: Can't decide whether it's a scarf weather or not? Grab this laidback cotton wonder! The mix of threads gives it an ikat look.

$11.00
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The Rothko Ikat Cushion Cover

You'll love it because: It's inspired by Mark Rothko's serene, ethereal paintings, but it's designed and handwoven by master weavers on the banks of the Mekong!

$34.20$36.60

Mien Yao Cushion Cover

You'll love it because: Bring the goodwill of a classic diamond motif (it means insight!) into your home with this elegant and durable silk cushion cover.

Award Winning Silk Organza Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: Eco-friendly and award-winner, this wall-hanging represents our commitment to innovative design and elevating the status of Lao textile!

King Naga Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: An original design by master weaver Mrs. Panee, it supports Lao weavers, plus you have the good merit of having the King Naga in your home!

$1,217.00

Diamond Silk Road

You'll love it because: It's handmade, silk and definitely art! Hang this on your work from home office wall, and you'll instantly have the "best Zoom background"!

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