C OLL E C TOR ‘ S C H OI C E : A M U A N G H U N T E X T I L E F R O M N O R T H W E S T L A O S – TAASA Review September 2014


This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 27).

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Gay Spies T ravellers taking the two-day boat trip down the Mekong River to Luang Prabang spend the night in the little town of Pak Beng, perched above the steep riverbank.

Most people continue down-river, but a few intrepid travellers take the road north toward the provincial capital, Oudomxai.

Few stop on the way in the little town of Muang Hun and fewer still are aware of the extraordinary textiles, like this tube-skirt, once produced here. ...