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Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center description and photos - Laos: Luang Prabang. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center.
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The Center for Ethnology and Traditional Arts, which is called TAES for short, opened in Luang Prabang in 2006. It is located in a historic building under the protection of UNESCO.
This is a private museum dedicated to the history, culture and life of various ethnic groups in Laos. Its permanent exhibition, with over 400 exhibits, provides a better understanding of the way of life and traditions of tribes and peoples living in Laos. Here are items of clothing, religious artifacts, tools, accessories and jewelry, household items, dishes and more. Much attention is paid to four ethnic groups: Akha, Hmong, Tai Lu and Khmu. The Tai Louis tribe is engaged in the production of cotton. Cotton is grown on plantations and then processed in factories. They make fabrics from it, and then they sew comfortable clothes. All this is done by the craftswomen from the tribe. The Hmong tribe is known for its unique rituals during the New Year. The Khmu people make baskets of bamboo.
At the Center for Ethnology and Traditional Art, there is a shop where you can buy not only educational literature about the peoples of Laos, but also buy things made by artisans from different tribes. Truly authentic souvenirs are sold here that will be a great reminder of your Laos vacation. Currently, thanks to the activities of this only independent non-profit museum in Laos, more than 500 folk artisans in 12 provinces of the country have a livelihood.
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