In Lao, the textiles industry is thriving, in part because the locals still wear traditional dress almost daily.
The "sinh" is a traditional Lao skirt made from a single panel of fabric which folds back on itself to be closed. You can pretty much judge a person by their sinh - natural or synthetic fibers, cotton or silk, the amount of needlework (some extend for the entire length of the sinh, very expensive).
|My work sinhs - my fancy work sinh on the left is the most expensive, with them |
dropping in cost from left to right
So all in all I've spent about $500 on sinhs...whoops!
My formal sinh - I bought the whole outfit
straight off the mannequin!
|Formal sinhs, at the top especially. Torneat tailors,|
across from Lao Kitchen.
They specialise in using natural fibres and dyes.
|Gavin and I in traditional dress for our formal|
dinner with the Australia ambassador
and AVID/AYAD host organisations