from the village, for the village
Ma Té Sai means “where is it from?” in Lao language.
We handpick and design beautiful gifts, textiles and homewares handmade by people from villages across Laos.
Some of our artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in workshops in villages of Vientiane, where they are developing new skills and a better life.
All are proud and happy to share their skills and traditions with you, and we want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to ensure them a fair and sustainable income.
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**** NEW **** OVERNIGHT ARTISAN VILLAGE EXPERIENCE - NATURAL DYES & WEAVING
Includes 2 workshops, staying in your own traditional house, meals, transport, & English-speaking host.
$120 per person, no additional charges for solo-travellers. See our workshops page for more information
refill not landfill
Ma Té Sai is helping to reduce plastic waste in Luang Prabang. We are one of 30 drinking water refill stations in Luang Prabang. Tourists can stop by our shop and refill their own bottle for free. We also sell light weight aluminium bottles, if you don't have your own, that keep the water cool and are durable for the keen adventurer. So drop by our shop, purchase a bottle for 60,000kip, and refill, reducing your travel footprint.
If you are visiting Luang Prabang here are some tips: