Saoban works with hundreds of artisans across ten provinces in Laos. Many of our artisans lived through the American War and Secret War of the 1960s, and experienced firsthand the upheaval of the revolution in 1975. In rural areas and among various ethnic groups, craft making provided a source of income and stability. Their stories, available clicking the photos below, demonstrate individuals and communities with remarkable talent and resilience.

Ms. Bounthavee "Joy"

Ms. Sang

Ms. Kong

Ms. Mae Mai