• I have had the good fortune to be able to travel many times to Thailand and Laos. Whenever I travel, I seek out what is handmade. My desire to discover "What are the people making with their hands?" has resulted in my wonderful collection of hand woven Thai and Laotian textiles. I have returned with many examples of local textiles, all hand woven in the homes, small workshops, and cooperatives I visited.

    Each textile is documented with the date and location of purchase. I also include data about the content of the fiber (exclusively cotton and silk) used for the warp and weft. Other information about the provenance of the piece, local customs and intended use of the fabric, and weaving technique are noted whenever possible.
  • A Laotian Sarong
    A Laotian Sarong
  • A Laotian Sarong, Detail
    A Laotian Sarong, Detail
  • Black cotton sarong with woven diamond decoration
    Black cotton sarong with woven diamond decoration
  • Black Cotton Sarong with Woven diamond decoration, detail
    Black Cotton Sarong with Woven diamond decoration, detail
  • Black cotton with lavender silk ikat
    Black cotton with lavender silk ikat
  • Black cotton with lavender silk ikat, detail
    Black cotton with lavender silk ikat, detail
  • Bright turquoise woven cotton sarong
    Bright turquoise woven cotton sarong
  • Bright turquoise woven cotton sarong, detail
    Bright turquoise woven cotton sarong, detail
  • Burgundy cotton sarong with multicolor silk stripes
    Burgundy cotton sarong with multicolor silk stripes
  • Burgundy cotton with multicolor silk stripes, detail
    Burgundy cotton with multicolor silk stripes, detail
  • Cotton and Silk sarong border, 6" x 65"
    Cotton and Silk sarong border, 6" x 65"
  • Cranberry sarong with zig-zag hem, Cotton and Silk
    Cranberry sarong with zig-zag hem, Cotton and Silk
  • Cranberry sarong with zig-zag hem, detail
    Cranberry sarong with zig-zag hem, detail
  • Hand painted blue Batik, cotton
    Hand painted blue Batik, cotton
  • Hand painted blue Batik, cotton, detail
    Hand painted blue Batik, cotton, detail
  • Human Figure Weaving, Cotton
    Human Figure Weaving, Cotton
  • Human Figure Weaving, detail
    Human Figure Weaving, detail
  • Ikat and woven pattern band sarong, Cotton and Silk
    Ikat and woven pattern band sarong, Cotton and Silk
  • Ikat and woven pattern band sarong, detail
    Ikat and woven pattern band sarong, detail
  • Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, Cotton
    Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, Cotton
  • Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, detail
    Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, detail
  • Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, detail of hem
    Multicolor diamond pattern sarong, detail of hem
  • Muted green and black cotton sarong
    Muted green and black cotton sarong
  • Muted green and black fabric, detail
    Muted green and black fabric, detail
  • Purple and Blue Ikat
    Purple and Blue Ikat
  • Purple and Blue Ikat, detail
    Purple and Blue Ikat, detail
  • Purple, grey, and teal, finely woven design, detail
    Purple, grey, and teal, finely woven design, detail
  • Purple, grey, and teal, muted color and finely woven design.
    Purple, grey, and teal, muted color and finely woven design.
  • Red, Black, and Gold sarong
    Red, Black, and Gold sarong
  • Red, Black, and Gold Sarong, Detail
    Red, Black, and Gold Sarong, Detail
  • Skirt made from Cotton with Silk Ikat
    Skirt made from Cotton with Silk Ikat
  • Skirt made from Cotton with Silk Ikat, detail
    Skirt made from Cotton with Silk Ikat, detail
  • SOLD 4 meters Green with Diamond weave $30
    SOLD 4 meters Green with Diamond weave $30
  • SOLD 8" x 59" Woven Cotton & Silk Border $20
    SOLD 8" x 59" Woven Cotton & Silk Border $20
  • Wrap skirt with embroidery
    Wrap skirt with embroidery
  • Wrap skirt with embroidery, detail
    Wrap skirt with embroidery, detail