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About the Artist
A national of Laos, I create contemporary textiles with firm roots in Lao styles and weaving traditions. My work depicts a diverse assortment of pieces to echo the rich history and cultural heritage of South East Asia. My products include unique wearable pieces, like jackets, kimonos, and shirts. Shawls and scarves are manufactured in my studio as a limited edition. Over-sized silk shawls are also appreciated as home furnishings. The motifs in my textiles have been influenced by the spiritual power of Buddhism. The traditional pattern has been artfully integrated into uniquely designed formal and every-day wear, and accessories. My understanding of art-to-wear is creating a unique contemporary style different from the commercialized outfits. As you can see in the photos submitted, my indigo kimono-style jackets, all hand-dyed using only natural ingredients, combine vintage textiles with new, hand-woven fabrics, resulting in an eye-catching contemporary design.My artwork consists of one-of-a-kind textiles, all hand-made from silk, cotton, and hemp. Yarns used have always been hand-spun and naturally dyed. Most textiles have been hand-woven on a traditional loom. Recently, I have put particular efforts into creating textiles in multiple shades of indigo, all naturally dyed using plants and other natural sources. Lives and works in Secaucus, NJ.