More than 200 pieces of authentic woven textiles from all over Laos, some more than 200 years old, are part of an exhibition taking place at La Maison de la Culture de Ban Naxay on Sisangvone Road in Naxay village, Xaysettha district.
The exhibition titled Tissage Traditionnel’ is presented by a local collector Ms Taykeo Sayavongkhamdy who loves textiles and has collected them from around the country over many years.
The exhibition aims to present her special collection and promote authentic woven textiles as well as raise public awareness about the importance of silk.
Her first solo exhibition in Vientiane features beautiful textiles highlighting Lao culture and traditional patterns. The items comprise traditional dress, scarves, wall hangings, and so on. There are also some paintings featuring traditional costumes and culture on display.
The opening ceremony took place last Friday and was well attended. Entry is free and the exhibition runs until October 23.
Ms Taykeo has been collecting items for a long time and first fell in love with textiles on sale in LuangPrabang and Vientiane many years ago and since then has built up her collection with her husband. This passion led her to establish the Taykeo Textiles Gallery in 1990.
She has displayed her collection at event s in Santa Se, USA; Tokyo, Kyoto and Aichi in Japan; the Milano Expo in Italy, and Indonesia, Thailand and other countries.
Accordingly, her customers come from many countries such as the USA, Japan, Australia, France and Asean countries and are made up of collectors for museums and private collections, and art lovers.
At the opening ceremony Ms Taykeo expressed her pleasure at organising the exhibition and thanked the audience for their support.
I am very pleased and honoured that you have accepted an invitation to join the inauguration of my collection. This is my first solo exhibition in Laos and it’s really special and meaningful for me because I can present the art of Lao tradition silk weaving. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the venue for giving me the opportunity to introduce my collection and atelier items to the public, she said at the launch.
Source: Vientiane Times