From the Village, For the Village
Ma Té Sai means “where is it from?” in Lao language. We select and co-create beautiful gifts, textiles and homewares handmade by people from villages across Laos. Some of our artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in city centres, where they are developing new skills and a better life.
All are proud and happy to share their skills and traditions with you. we want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to ensure them a fair and sustainable income.
Lanten Items on Sale
Our colour block range of Lanten items hails from Luang Namtha in Northern Laos. Working with a group of six women we have drawn on the colours of their handwoven dyed clothing and embroidery patterns for nature. They are keen to make more but we have to sell more before we can order. Now we are offering 20% off all Lanten items. Add this code at checkout FRKSCGHD02A5
New Workshop - Paper Making
A fun hands-on experience with locals at the "Paper Village". Learn about the process of making paper from mulberry bark, make and decorate your own piece from natural ingredients and make a start lantern. 3 hours, morning or afternoon and includes transfers from your accommodation.
Visiting Luang Prabang?
- For authentic touring and Mekong splendour go with our sister company www.bananaboatlaos.com
- The best maps available for the area are on www.hobomaps.com
- If you are coming in the cooler months, Nov-Jan, and have some used winter clothes in good condition you can donate, leave them with us & we'll take them to the Red Cross