Fine Silks and Tribal Art of Laos/Vietnam
Above the Fray, who hosts the "Fine Silks and Tribal Art" event, ventures to the hill-tribe regions of Laos and Vietnam to personally select the world's most exquisite hand-woven silk, cotton, and hemp textiles directly from the hill tribe artisans. Our diverse selection of shawls, scarves and art is woven of village-raised materials using traditional looms. Each textile is carefully chosen for quality, precision, color-play, and charm, and a photo of the artist with that one-of-a-kind piece is often available. We also search for traditional jewelry, baskets, tools, and ritual art, with many of the items carrying the rich patina of years of village use. Our auditorium-sized event is a treasure-trove of unique handcrafted collectors and gift items and displayed information that celebrates the diverse and exquisite talents of the hill tribe peoples of Laos and Vietnam. Above the Fray is a family business founded by couple Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein, of Eugene, OR in 2007. They are the authors of "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos: Textiles, Tradition, and Well-Being", a 2018 gold-medal winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award. This is Above the Frays 5th annual Sacramento event.
Cost: Free admission
Event url: www.hilltribeart.com
3330 Mckinley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816