The Chinese Cultural Center in Laos, together with the Lao Handicraft Association, has organized a training course on bamboo weaving techniques, knowledge and culture.
As an event to promote the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, three professional bamboo weavers from China's Sichuan province have been invited to deliver the course.
The course was launched from July 27 to Aug 2 in Nabone Village, Phonhong district of Vientiane province, with participation of 36 trainees who are from across the country, including students from the National University of Laos.
After six days of intensive training, a closing ceremony and a works exhibition of the trainees were held on Aug 2 at the Lao Women Training Center of the National Lao Women Union in capital Vientiane.
Bamboo products can be found everywhere in Lao people's daily life, for which the Chinese Cultural Center in Laos invited the three Chinese bamboo artisans to share their knowledge with local bamboo artisans.
During the training, the bamboo masters gave a presentation about Chinese bamboo weaving art and techniques, as well as shape designs, craft types, among others. They also shared information on techniques used to expand the market in China's bamboo industry.
With this event, Lao and Chinese bamboo artisans had the opportunity to exchange knowledge. The organizer told Xinhua that they hoped this will support the development of the Lao bamboo handicraft sector and the creation of more sophisticated products, which will increase their incomes and enrich the content of tourism in Laos.