It's amazing to be surrounded by weavers, and I was especially happy to find that there is backstrap weaving going on here. Keo, shown here, and her sister Mone have come from the south of Laos to work at Ock Pop Tok.
uploaded a short video showing Keo weaving.
A further coincidence is that the ouerjan design on my Bedu bag, which I'm carrying here, reminded Mone of Katu designs - from a distance she thought there were beads in it! This hadn't even occurred to me, but the effect is very similar.
I am living a textile fanatic's fantasy, and every day is full of awe and delight.
The rainy season began in earnest the same day - rain is audible in the background of part of the video.