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Stormy Grey Scarf

Short fringes and scattered squares bring a sophisticated design element to this silk scarf from Laos, a country well known for its production of fine silk. The Phontong Handicrafts Cooperative educates its makers in the art of silk production.

HANDCRAFTED IN LAO PDR

  • Silk
  • Dry clean.
  • 70Lx16W inches
  • Handcrafted in Laos

SKU: 7701000

THE MAKERS

This handicraft cooperative began in 1980 and works with Lao weavers and basket makers in lowland villages around Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. Kommaly Chanthavong directs the co-op, and her husband Noulieme manages finances. Craftswomen intersperse weaving with housework and childcare. Once a dying art, weaving skills and traditions are being revived by Phontong, which provides lessons and free raw materials to artisans. The cooperative also helps artisans with wood carving, basket weaving, silk production and cattle raising. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased handicrafts from Phontong since 1989.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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