Ma Té Sai is all about authentic Lao handmade products. Our business began out of a wish to promote unique handicraft from villages across Laos. Every item we sell is not only a beautiful object or a nice present, it is a piece of identity, the history of someone, somewhere, who put their heart into making it. We want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to guarantee them a fair and sustainable income.
We handpick and design handmade items for you that we personally love and we think mean something. They can make great mementos of Laos, interesting gifts, or add function and beauty to your home. Many items embrace village life and the traditions passed down over generations, the identities of various ethnic groups, and celebrate the craft involved. Many have been transformed to suit your modern environment, but all are made by a person who is proud and happy to share their skills and traditions with you. By developing our products with the artisans, we aim to create a sustainable income for their craft. We also hope it will allow the expertise to be passed on to the next generation.
We sell the following items:
– blankets
– pillow shams
– cushion covers
– tea towels
– hand towels
– table runners
– recycled paper frames & mats
– cotton placemats
– bamboo boxes, bowls and placemats
Clothing, many woven and sewn in the village:
– lao skirts
– t-shirts & t-dresses
– men’s hoodies
– women’s jackets
– pants
– bath robes
– children’s ethnic clothing
bath and beauty products made in Luang Prabang by NaXao Botanicals:
– face cream
– massage oil
– shampoo & coniditioner
– bath salts
– gift soaps
– shower gel
– bamboo bags
– cloth bags
– belts
– cotton hats
– silk and cotton scarves
Gift items:
– handmade sewn toys
– tea and coffee
– earrings
– decorations
And we serve coffee, tea, and home-made ice-cream.