Purple Ikat Pure Silk Scarf
Purple Ikat Pure Silk Scarf
  • SKU: 7701014

Purple Ikat Pure Silk Scarf


Country:    Laos
Material:    100% Silk

Sizing:        L:  6'; W:  13"

About the Artisans:
Phon Tong Handicrafts was founded in 1980 by internally displaced persons from Northern Laos who were in desperate need of work.  One refugee woman, Kommaly Chanthavong, invited 10 women to meet at her house in 1976 where a cooperative was formed to utilize their traditional weaving skills.  This collective has now expanded to 450 people in 35 villages around Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.  Courses are offered in the production of high quality textiles, from growing mulberry trees to raising silkworms, to spinning the ultra-fine threads, to preparing natural dyes and weaving traditional patterns.  The group provides lessons and free raw materials to artisans.