Situated alongside the picturesque Makong River, the Ockpoptok workshop is a wonderful place for weaving enthusiasts to visit.

OckPopTok is Lao for ‘east meets west’. Co-founded in April 2000 by Joanne Smith and Veomanee Duangdala, OckPopTok aims to promote Lao textiles abroad, to train its team in a way that encourages commitment and pride in each other and in the group, and to provide a working environment that recognizes an individual’s skills and initiative and produces a better quality of living. OckPopTok has a gallery space near the center of Luang Prabang, but the bulk of their work is done off premises in their workshop space along the river. Here visitors can witness the weaving process firsthand.