{Shoptalk} Luang Prabang finds

What: Embroidered cooking apron
Where: Textile market, Sisavangvong Rd
Price: 25,000 kip/US$3

What: Lao Mountain Coffee (organic – grown in Laos’ Bolavan Plateau region) and Lao honey
Where: Kopnoi, Ban Aphay, nr. L’Etranger Books and Tea
Price: Coffee – 70,000 kip/US$8.75; Honey – 30,000 kip/US$3.75

What: Black and brown scarf, handwoven by Phuthai people using naturally dyed organic cotton
Where: Laha, 165 Pakharm Village, Sisavangvong Rd
Price: US$15

What: Blue and white cotton scarf, handwoven
Where: Ock Pop Tok (Lao for East meets West), Sakkarine Rd
Price: US$10

And some things for our daughter and baby on the way…

What: Embroidered reversible hat (above) and red bonnet (below) for impending new arrival, both made by Akha people
Where: Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, base of Mt Phousi, behind Dara Market
Price: White hat – 60,000 kip/US$7.50; Red bonnet – 40,000 kip/US$5

What: Cotton/batik wraparound top
Where: Night market, Sisavangvong Rd

Price: 20,000 kip/US$2.50

What: Akha hilltribe doll
Where: Kopnoi (see details above)
Price: 80,000 kip/US$10
(NB: All US prices approximate)

3 Responses

  1. Cate May 25, 2010 / 5:33 pm

    I have a silk cushion cover and cotton weaving from Ock Pop Tok I bought way back then. Things have changed in LP no doubt but still very much a place for arts and crafts. Lucky you!!

  2. Catherine May 26, 2010 / 12:34 am

    beautiful selection of shopping finds – I bought tons of silk wall hangings when i was in laos…

  3. ana May 26, 2010 / 6:52 am

    Dream about shopping i Luang Prabang

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