In a previous post, I mentioned the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum of Laos (TAEC Laos). I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful Luang Prabang museum in July 2011.
It has great exhibits showing the traditional arts of the various minorities that live together in Laos. Part of it is in permanent exposition and another part is continuously changing to show the different aspects of Lao tradition. Since most of the country’s history is transmitted from one generation to another through its intricate embroidery and varied use of textile. Therefore, the richness of craftsmanship in the fabric shown is simply amazing.
Still, I must insist on the fact that my favourite part of the museum was discussing Laotian heritage with a few of the museum’s curators. They all come from different towns around Luang Prabang and happy to share their first hand knowledge about their tradition. Plus, they keep a small restaurant where we probably had the most delicious and interesting meals of our trip throughout South East Asia.
If you are ever in Laos, be sure to spend a morning at the TAEC Museum!