Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Visiting Master Weaver from Laos

Thursday June 25 - 7:30 pm
The Net Loft, Granville Island

Treenway Silks and Maiwa present:

Woven Soul

An evening with
Kongthong
Master weaver and founder of
Phaeng Mai Gallery, Vientianne, Laos


During some of the most challenging years in Laos' history a widowed mother sent all four of her children to university - by making and selling elaborate silk weavings.

Kongthong was one of those four children. Together with her mother, brothers and sisters, she created Phaeng Mai Gallery. The gallery teaches Laotian women the art of natural dyeing and silk weaving. It also markets their exquisite cloth worldwide.

Kongthong will give a slide presentation about her work, the importance of weaving to Lao women, and the meaning of the patterns woven into the cloth. There will be beautiful silk items for sale and an opportunity to meet with Kongthong after the presentation.

There is no charge for admission but due to limited space please RVSP
contact Maiwa at 604 669 3939 or
maiwa@maiwa.com

Hosted by Treenway Silks www.treenwaysilks.com and Maiwa.


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