Natural Dye Experience – Green Discovery Laos
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Natural Dye Experience


Discover the ancient art of textile dyeing using traditional natural dyes to create your very own unique art piece

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Natural Dye Experience

Discover the ancient art of textile dyeing using traditional natural dyes to create your very own unique art piece

Main info

about 8 hours


from 72$ (min 2ppl)

Best in: all year round

hand on experience

Cultural experience


Learn about the rich cultural traditions of textile production and natural dyes from the different regions and cultures of Laos

This workshop will let you get hands on, learning the traditional Lao method of dyeing cloth using natural dyes created from the indigo plant. Learn how the dyes are made and then try your hand at this ancient skill to create your very own piece

VIentiane Capital map

What Will You Do

This half-day workshop will teach you the traditional art of natural dyeing. We start by picking you up from your hotel and taking you to the Lao Textile Museum. Here Lao artisans will teach you how to apply natural dyes to a hand woven silk scarf to create a unique work of art. While your work is drying the staff will show you around the museum and teach you about the history of Lao’s textile traditions.

What to expect:

This activity is not physically challenging, but does take place outside. It is under cover but there is no air conditioning. Expect to be sitting and standing outside for several hours. Natural colors may have a strong smell.


Departure 9 am or 12 pm from Green Discovery office/your hotel
Return 1 pm (if started at 9) or 4 pm (if started at 12) to Green Discovery office/your hotel
Locations  Vientiane
What to bring Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes (there is a chance that you will get dye on them), insect repellent, refillable water bottle.
What is included Transport, english instructions and explanations, dyes, scarf
Our water policy

Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!  

We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle.  If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office.  At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.

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We can tailor make your perfect experience

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