Photo Exhibition

SILK Lao Women`s Art, Part I

Photographs by Oliver Raendchen
and Jana Raendchen


Introduction

Lao (Luang Phabang) girl showing a wai with her hands to say „sabaaidii“ – Welcome! She wears a festive phaa biang (shoulder cloth) and pha sin (skirt) on occasion of the Lao New Year ceremony in April.
Ceremonial cotton/silk cloth from Northeastern Laos with typical design showing nagas (water serpents), birds and lions with trunks.
Black Tai woman in Northern Laos carrying her baby in a black handwoven shoulder cloth.
Black Tai shoulder cloth made of naturally dyed cotton and silk.
Whole families engage in silkworm breeding.
Ever hungry – silkworms!
Black Tai woman in Northern Laos preparing raw cotton for spinning.
„Modern“ Black Tai pha sin made of naturally dyed cotton and chemically dyed silk.
Textile shop at a market place near Luang Phabang.
Woman cleaning raw cotton. In the background her handloom.

Part II