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Carol Cassidy

Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

An American, Carol Cassidy founded Lao Textiles in 1990 in Vientiane, Laos. There Carol blends her own artistry with ancient local techniques and traditions to create contemporary woven art. The team of fifty Lao weavers and dyers use hybrid looms, designed by Carol, to create intricate brocade, ikat and tapestry textiles.

Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles – Cambodia

Started in 1998 in the remote northern Cambodian province of Preah Vihear, this Cambodia weaving enterprise employs over eighty Cambodian war survivors who function as spinners, dyers, weavers and finishers. The Preah Vihear project contributes to sustainable income for the artisans. With the income from the project, the community has built homes with electricity, clean water and put their children through school.