Women’s work – handcraft in Northern Laos

Jill’s blog of art work of Northern Laos is beautifully written and illustrated.

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Handcraft is part of my family tradition. My grandmother was an expert needle woman, my mother could make her knitting needles fly, and I have several near impossible projects on the go. For me it’s a hobby rather than a necessity but it wasn’t like that for either my Mum or my grandmother. With their sewing and knitting they clothed their families. And they decorated cloths, napkins, and handkerchiefs with embroidery – transforming the ordinary into the beautiful.

Skilled as both my Nanna and my Mum both were the handcrafts of the women in Northern Laos left me awestruck.  (Sorry Nanna. Sorry Mum. But I’d think you’d have been the same both if you saw them. In fact I don’t think it, I know it.)

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