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TAEC Boutique

Ban Vat Sene | On the Main Street, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 30 53 77 557
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Great place to shop for authentic handmade handicrafts

It's a small shop offering handmade items such as clothing, accessories and gifts. A pity they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy22L
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Not a large collection but very traditional

We enjoy supporting enterprises that are established to help keep traditions alive & employ local... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Noel D
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Newcastle, Australia
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Fairtrade shop with artisan-made textiles, jewelry, basketry, and carvings featuring contemporary designs and traditional techniques from Yao Mien, Akha, Kmhmu, Tai Daeng, Katu and 14 other ethnic minority groups from over 33 villages across Laos. For the collector, the exclusive Heirloom Collection features the highest quality materials and techniques for original pieces made by master artisans. Approximately 50% of the price of our products goes back to over 600 village producers, who are mainly rural minority women.
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Ban Vat Sene | On the Main Street, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a small shop offering handmade items such as clothing, accessories and gifts. A pity they don't carry the full range of items - I was looking for a book and hemp satchel bag featured on their online shop.

Thank Andy22L
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We enjoy supporting enterprises that are established to help keep traditions alive & employ local people in the process. We were definitly impressed with the quality of the items on sale but unfortunatly were unable to find anything to buy from the small selection on...More

Thank Noel D
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the TAEC centre and had a fascinating tour through the exhibits. Focus is on tribal customs, dress and traditions which is so important to keep alive as modern life encroaches. Interactive exhibits and clothes to try on keep the kids interested, the handmade goods...More

Thank Podsula
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I am a great fan of social enterprises, and am delighted that Laos has several, businesses with fantastic products but where majority of profits are channeled for social purpose - in this case to artisan craftspeople. This shop is the showcase shop for the museum...More

Thank AHZambia
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is super interesting and Lovely, very nice to understand how things work with the different ethnicities in Laos. Enjoy!

Thank Gal B
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

this is a boutique specialising in local handmade fabric by the local artisans.all .products are very artisticly done. the products sold are to help the welfare of the poor laosian. it goes for a good cause.More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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TAECLaos, General Manager at TAEC Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Many thanks for your review. As you said, the TAEC Boutique specialises in local crafts made by rural ethnic artisans from across the country. Currently we work with over 600 producers in 33 villagers, so they can earn an income based on traditional skills. If...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

The boutique is a display of genuine hand made fabric. We bought a large and very nice rustic piece for US$25, a honest deal.More

Thank alaindupuisost
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TAECLaos, General Manager at TAEC Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased you were happy with your purchase. We try to keep all of our prices affordable and fair, and 50% of the income from our TAEC Boutique and Museum Shop go directly back to our artisans in...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2016

This shop is the retail arm of the TAEC museum which is near the Dara Market. The museum has a little shop too but if you're short on time you're more likely to get to this boutique which is at the end of the main...More

Thank JasmineRose2015
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

If you like handmade scraf or jewelley , deciration things that good quality and different from night market . i recommend here , staffs also nice too .

Thank vitu16
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Interesting place to see different traditions of Laos ethnic heritage. Lao women have been and are extremely good making beautiful clothing. Half an hour - one hour visit for museum and shop.

Thank Mr_Pasi
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