Textures and colours of Lao October 25th 2011 The richness of colours and textures of Lao are exquisite.
The women of Laos make beautiful textiles. This must be in their spare time, because they are very busy women!<span> They make paper from bamboo, and embed flowers and leaves.<span> They weave silk scarves in exquisite colours. They embroider cloth for many household and decorative purposes.
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Asia » Laos » North Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
"The road less travelled - with a modern twist". Whatever the initial motivation to travel, we always enjoy a mix of cultural, historical, technological and culinary experiences on the road. Out-of-the-way places are hard to find, but these four aspects continue to enthrall us. Current adventure: southern India and a stint of volunteering in Udaipur (for Catherine). Where we've travelled so far...
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