Thursday, November 03, 2011

Lao Essential Artistry in Laos this month

One of my favorite Lao American vendors, Lao Essential Artistry, is headed to back to Laos in the last half of this month, so they're not taking any orders after this week.

However, they'll also be making their purchases for the year out there, so, if you want them to look for art and cultural items such as a traditional Lao sinh(s) for a special occasion, such as a wedding, now is the time to get in your order. Email and see what you can work out with them.

Lao Essential Artistry stands out to me as an excellent example of what a Lao American business can do. They not only offer a great variety of traditional and contemporary items, they also put many of them into context, such as the translated legend of Sang Sinxay, which I would consider an essential addition to any Lao American family library.

I'm also fond of their great collection of pins they found from an artist overseas of the traditional creatures of Lao myth and legend. I wish there was a way to get the artists in Laos to broaden their selection over time. They're really fabulous:

Check it out!

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