Ock Pop Tok: The Art of Textile Weaving
Ock Pop Tok, which translates as ‘East Meets West’ was founded in 2000 by two women and has grown from being a small shop selling only a few designs to becoming one of the most important textile institutions in Southeast Asia.
Located on the outskirts of the ancient royal city of Luang Prabang, it provides guests with an opportunity to explore their passion for Laotian ethnic textile arts. Just far enough from the town center to beat the crowds, this well-known textile and artisan institution has only four, artfully decorated guest-rooms that await clients who are looking to immerse themselves in the craft center workshops or classes. During their stay, guests are able to learn all about Laotian silk production, natural dyes and weaving.
The craft center is also home to the Silk Road Café, which offers great coffee and tea specialties for short breaks, or full breakfast or lunch options. One of their special teas is made from tasty, but harmless, silkworm poop! There is also a retail store that exhibits and sells beautiful woven goods and other unique textile items.
Two other alternative accommodation options in Luang Prabang are Cold River, a stylishly renovated boutique hotel in the center of town, and Villa Saykham, a classic French colonial boutique accommodation with excellent service at a reasonable price.
Please contact [email protected] for more information about alternative accommodation options in Luang Prabang, Vientiane, or other parts of Laos.