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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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!

$1,120.00

Silk Wrap Shirt

You'll love it because: Did you know silk is breathable and perfect for cool and warm weather? Likewise, this silk wrap top can be dressed up or worn with denim.

Multi Pattern Silk Scarf

You’ll love it because: You’ll get to enjoy different patterns in just one scarf! Plus, it’s super soft and lightweight with great drape!

Five Siho Prayer Flag

You'll love it because: Your very own "stairway to heaven"! Did you know the bamboo reeds in this silk temple flag represent steps to a higher realm?

Silk Harvest Organza Wide 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!

$195.00$250.00

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.

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!

Multicoloured Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: Simple, elegant, ultra-soft, naturally-dyed, eco-friendly, socially-responsible, and very easy to pair with anything in your closet!

Millionaire Naga Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: Like a millionaire, this wall hanging is rich in tradition and innovation! It's also rich in Nagas, a guiding spirit for good life and success!

$720.00$1,250.00
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Tapestry Shoulder Bag

You'll love it because: Colourful and versatile, the tapestry should bag is a patchwork of handspun eri silk and cotton. We included leather straps for extra comfort!

$37.20
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Tai Je Upcycled Bag

You'll love it because: Crafted from vintage sinh pieces, the upcycled bag is one way to make the rich colours and Tai Je patterns part of your daily wear.

$27.00

Tai Muang Vintage Purse

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

$20.00

Lotus Diamond Silk Cushion

You'll love it because: The intricate design tells a Lao love story. Who wouldn't want a love story in their home. This cushion is an elegant and striking accent to any bed or sofa.

Silk Diamond Prayer Flag

You'll love it because: Handwoven by a master weaver, this minimalist wall hanging has maximum spiritual attributes! The diamonds represent profound insight and wisdom.

Silk Hongsa Scarf

You’ll love it because: A statement piece, it’s one of our most intricate scarves designs. Made of 100% silk by our master weavers.

Tai Lue Naga Tapestry Wall Hanging

You'll love it because: Lao textiles are full of stories, and this one depicts an enchanting love story between a weaver and her Naga Prince. Read it and fall in love!

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