Half Day Shopping Tour Of Vientiane From Hotel Inside Vientiane City Only

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Vientiane, LaosVisite guidate

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Visit to Carol Cassidy’s workshop and the central market. Meet someone unique and with an unforgettable story to tell. Her name is Carol Cassidy. She has single-handedly revived the fine art of Laotian silk weaving. Cassidy, a native of Connecticut, saw a dying art on a trip she took to Vientiane as a UN worker in 1989. Old techniques were fading fast, Laotian mothers no longer passed their skills on to their daughters. Today, Cassidy runs a successful business that employs 32 weavers, and 3,000 farmers supply them with silk from their mulberry trees. Each museum-quality piece of hand-loomed silk is a work of art, each one unique. The finished products are sold to New York designers, to London art collectors, to Danish royalty and to Hollywood’s A-list. Proceed to the central market where all kinds of local handicrafts can be found, such as silver and gold ware, wood carvings, cotton and silk products.

Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel’s lobby.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am or 2pm.

Others: Authorized agents voucher is required upon arrival.
Please contact supplier to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Children under 2yrs free of charge. Languages: English speaking guide.