Ban Xangkhong

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This is a handicraft village where Sa paper and silks are made. Besides experience the making process, visitors also have chance to interact with local people.

Sa paper
Through many generations, this small village has still remained the traditional Sa paper making process. Sa paper is made from mulberry trees. You can see many women work vats of water patting down paper (made primarily from tree bark) and setting the finished pieces out to dry. Those Sa papers are the main materials for making lanterns or cards. You also can try your skill by participate in making process.

Making Sa papers



Weaving process
Another handicraft here is weaving with traditional methods and natural materials. There are many women of various ages bent over their looms, crafting colorful silks into the scarves. There is also a small silkworm farm nearby to provide natural materials for weaving process.
Do not forget to buy some local gifts here because if you buy them in Luang prabang markets, the prices will be higher. However, you still need to bargain to get the reasonable prices.

Weaving Products

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