laha quality natural textiles : luang prabang, laos

laha-luangprabang03 Laha Quality Natural Textiles is housed in an elegant, colonial building on Luang Prabang's main street, opposite the National Palace. It's my favorite place for souvenirs of Laos -- all handmade and woven in soft cottons and natural dyes.

All Laha goods are made by Pouthai women from the Savannakhet province in southern Laos through a socially responsible program that provides them steady income and flexibility to work from home.

The building itself is a pleasure to explore and the goods are so beautifully made and crafted. There are thick rugs, bedspreads, pillows, napkins, scarves, clothing and more. I want to move in.