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  2. Luang Prabang (Province)
  3. Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang: 3-Hour Rattan Ball Weaving Workshop

Product ID: 173181
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Homemade rattan ball weaving is becoming a lost talent, so continue this ancient tradition by learning the skills with a local craftsman to make your own ball.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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  • Get an introduction to the art of traditional rattan ball weaving
  • Learning the tricks and techniques of rattan weaving
  • Benefit from help and guidance from an expert local instructor
  • Hear about the culture and past of this useful craft
  • Take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir
Full description
Rattan-inspired crafts are popular in Southeast Asia and have helped many villagers to pick up new skills and earn additional income that supplements their farm work.

In keeping with a long tradition of working with rattan, many Laotians have become artisans and created excellent works of art from rattan weaving, and created a rich heritage among several communities scattered around Laos. The rattan ball is especially interesting, used in the 1980s as a Lao sport called Kator. There are quite a few people that still use the rattan ball, but very few who can weave this ball.

In this workshop, join a craftsman who has been working on this art for more than 30 years. He will teach you the basic techniques of rattan ball weaving and guide you step by step as you gradually bring to life your very own rattan creation. After your weaving class, perhaps enjoy a game!
  • Guided rattan ball weaving workshop
  • Commentary in English
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to meeting point

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Meeting point

Entrance of Dyen Sabai restaurant, Ban Phanluang, across the Bamboo bridge opposite Garden of Eden, Luang Prabang

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Important information
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• Maximum group size is 4 people
• You do not need previous experience
• Hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
• You will receive confirmation of your exact workshop time when you call to confirm your reservation

From US$ 18.19 per person

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Product ID: 173181