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.
Save on Holiday Bundles - 20% Discount Online
To take advantage of our DHL Flyer rate worldwide we have bundled up some of our best-selling items to create gifts for her, him, home and gifts to go have fun by the pool or picnic.
Support artisans this Christmas and enjoy savings too!
Popping up 21 and 22 November
It's a busy weekend coming up.
We'll be at the Crane Club in Singapore 11am-6pm on Saturday with great discounts on our indigo fashion line, and other unique handmade Christmas decorations and gift ideas.
And popping up in Vientiane both Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm at ICAT Gallery with Christmas ideas and some new women's fashion. Both days we'll have Hmong reverse embroidery workshops, 11am and 2pm. 100,000kip per person including tea, snacks and a free Hmong Heart. You can register by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dreaming of Luang Prabang?
Luang Prabang has been relatively unscathed by Covid19. 3 cases were reported, now recovered, 0 deaths and after a brief lockdown, since early May we have been living life as normal but without any tourists. Many businesses are suffering, and many staff now unemployed. Although the Lao borders are not open, when they do, we hope you will consider Luang Prabang as a safe destination.
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.
Want to donate items? We always take reading glasses to our of weavers, embroiderers, to help with their eyesight. Grades from 1.5 -2.5 are welcome. We also take educational items such as Big Brother Mouse books and stationary to remote schools so you can also donate these items, we can purchase on your behalf and give you a receipt.
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