Natural Dye Experience
Discover the ancient art of textile dyeing using traditional natural dyes to create your very own unique art piece
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
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|
|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|
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.