Lao traditional textile as wedding gift

In Laos, there are many ethnic groups who are categorized in a larger category. One is called Lao Loum or "Lowland Laotians". Ethnica Lao form the largest group of this category, however, there are others such as Phu Tai, Phuan, Tai Daeng. 

Some of these Lao Loum people still carry tradition of matriliny. When a couple gets married the groom enters the family of the bride. In the engagement ceremony, the bride weaves blankets and shawls for the future mother-in-law. Nowadays such tradition is often not carried out any longer, however, the tradition of hand-weaving is carried out from the mothers to the daughters.

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