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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Kiridara Soft Organza Shawl

You'll love it because: A secret technique makes this organza scarf incredibly soft! Diamond and flower patterns along the border symbolise beauty and wisdom!

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!

Rainbow Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: It's ultra light and soft and features both Eri and Bombyx mori silk. Did you know Eri silk is called "vegan silk"? Read the story!

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

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 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.

$47.40

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

Tai Taeng Vintage Purse

You'll love it because: Made from upcycled Tai Taeng vintage fabrics, the pretty coin purses are lined with soft cotton and have a cool leather strap.

$22.00

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!

Silk Chopstick Scarf

You’ll love it because: Simple, elegant, ultra-soft, eco-friendly, socially-responsible, it will very easily pair with anything in your closet!

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.

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"!

Silk Sleeveless Shirt

You'll love it because: An easy piece that is both casual and refined, the handwoven silk sleeveless top is eco-friendly, naturally-dyed and hand sewn.

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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!

$36.00$38.40

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!

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