Traditional Naga Hook Wall Hanging

Why you’ll love it: So many reasons to love this! You are supporting Lao artisans directly, plus it’s a great conversation starter with guests visiting your home.

Price:

$260.00

Only 1 left in stock

Only 1 left in stock

Description

This wall art is a Village Weavers Project collaboration with the master weavers of Houaphan Province. The weavers from this province in northern Laos have long been recognized as some of Laos’ most accomplished weavers.

It features the naga and hook pattern. Nagas are mythological water serpents that are considered powerful and benevolent spirits. They protect and guide. There are numerous folk tales associated with the Naga, and these stories are often passed on through textiles. Whereas the hook motif is inspired by rice harvesting, more specifically the use of traditional rice harvesting tools like Koh or koh keiw. The daily life of many Lao families indeed revolves around rice farming.

In December 2020, Ock Pop Tok organized a training* for 15 weavers from eight villages. Led by Lear, Ock Pop Tok’s Head of Design and Production, we helped them refine their weaving skills, improve their pattern design and color selection to create textiles for the high-end luxury market. For years, we’ve been building a relationship with this market, creating and nurturing a sense of appreciation for this refined work. These women are thus able to get a higher level of income and be remunerated like the high-skilled artisans they are. 

This training was financed by the Handicraft Skills for Tourism Small Grants Facility, an initiative of the Skills for Tourism Project (LAO/029) which is financed by the government of Lao PDR, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Switzerland, and implemented by the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao PDR and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.

Additional information

Weight300 g

Made by:

Made by Tai Daeng
Tai Daeng

Learn about the Village Weavers Project!

Play Video

You might also be interested in:

Traditional Silver Pendant Earring

Made from 92.5% silver these traditional pendant earrings are light and stylish.

$42.00
Diamond Wall Art

Traditionally woven in silk, our wall hangings are now available in 100% handspun cotton to suit the modern home. Sold ready to the framed, they are on the smaller side too, making them budget friendly. You can still enjoy the intricate and traditional work of our artisans in this wall

Oma Embroidery Coasters DIY Kit

What better way to appreciate a craft than to give it a try? Our mission has always been to promote the discovery of Laos through textiles to our visiting guests in Luang Prabang. Today, after more than 20 years, we thought we would take our commitment further and share our

Tapestry Tai Lue Laptop Sleeve

You asked and we listened! Finally a perfect sleeve for a 13 inch laptop! Out the plain boring laptop sleeve! This one is made beautifully and works to keep your laptop safe and looking sharp. We begin with textiles woven by Tai Lue artisans using the tapestry technique. We’ve adapted

$35.00
Millionaire Naga Wall Hanging

Created to commemorate our 20 years working with Luang Prabang's master weavers, the Millionaire Naga is all about celebrating the protective, guiding and benevolent Naga spirit. Mrs. Lear, our head of production, designed this piece. It was inspired by our Queen Naga Wall Hanging, and is a tribute to our

$720.00$1,250.00
Kiridara Soft Organza Shawl

The Kiridara Silk Organza Shawl is a soft ,easy to wear silk shawl. The name Kiridara means highly-esteemed, celestial, or put simply — a super star! It features woven flowers and crab motifs in naturally dyed silk using indigenous plants and herbs. We begin with organza, silk that still has

Upcycled Hemp Envelope Clutch

Upcycling plays a big part in our creative process. For this envelope clutch, we collaborated with Akha artisans through our Village Weavers Project. Inspired by the silver discs, coins and Job's Tears seeds used to decorate their traditional clothes and headdresses, the Akha upcycle aluminium cans, fashioning them into matte,

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

You will receive a welcome Email with a 15% coupon for our online store within one hour.

If you don’t get anything, please check your spam folder.