Weaving The Time Away
Old man weaving a straw hat in a small weaving village called Ban Xang Khong on the Mekong River near Luang Prabang, Laos. The village is located about 5km east of Luang Prabang and the inhabitants are noted in particular for their arts and crafts, especially their skill in making traditional Saa paper, which is made from mulberry trees.There are several bamboo bridges in the area, and the village can be approached on foot or by tuk-tuk from Luang Prabang; however, I would recommend taking a longtail boat up the Mekong River--much more scenic!
By Jon Sheer, AFAR Local Expert
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Historic District, Luang Prabang, Laos