Writing/Essay/Journal
Traditional Lao weaver Bounxou Daoheuang learned her craft by watching her mother and grandmother; the tradition is passed down by demonstration. How do you learn best? Can you learn something easily by watching someone else do it? Do you learn by experience – by trying something? Or do you prefer for things to be explained? Where does Daoheuang get her inspiration?

Activity
Duoheuang said, “I want Lao culture alive forever. People can learn Lao weaving is very beautiful and I’d like to preserve it.” She wants to create two books; one about the culture of Lao weaving and one about the ‘how-to’ of Lao weaving. Research another traditional art form – both how and why it is made and how prevalent it is today. How many people are still active in creating this type of art?