Calendar Pages -- Applied Arts of the Katu of Southern Laos - Study Trip wth Dr. Linda S. McIntosh

September 27th, 2013 to September 30th, 2013

Applied Arts of the Katu of Southern Laos - Study Trip wth Dr. Linda S. McIntosh

Study Trip

Applied Arts of the Katu of Southern Laos
27-30 September 2013
Leader: Dr. Linda S. McIntosh

In conjunction with the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre’s new exhibit, “Carving a Community: The Katu People,” curator
Dr. Linda S. McIntosh will lead a study trip to visit Katu villages and other cultural sites in southern Laos. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Katu villages to observe traditional textile production and see other crafts, such as basketry. Entering a Katu communal hall to witness the bold woodcarvings and paintings that adorn interior will be a highlight of the trip. Traditionally, the meetinghouse was the focal point of the village, where members of the community gather to carry out important rites, including buffalo sacrifices.
The study trip will begin in Pakse, Champasak Province, allowing for visits to weaving centres and other places of interest.
“Carving a Community: The Katu People” opens on 20 September 2013 and will be on view until September 2014.

Friday, 27 September
Meet and check in at Pakse Hotel (to be announced)
Welcome Dinner

Saturday, 28 September
Visit Pakse Market
Transfer to Sekong Province. Check in at resort
Visit Katu village. Lunch and Dinner at resort

Sunday, 29 September
Visit Katu Village.
Return to Pakse. Visit Lao weaving centre. Lunch included
Dinner on own.

Monday, 30 September
Trip ends, but optional sightseeing available (Wat Phou)

Price: USD600 double occupancy
Single Supplement: USD200

Price excludes travel to/from Pakse, travel insurance, personal expenses such as laundry, mini bar, telephone charges, and alcoholic drinks

For more information, contact Dr. McIntosh: 

 About the Leader:
Dr. Linda S. McIntosh has been researching different cultures in Laos and neighbouring countries since 1996. Her doctoral thesis focused on Phuthai textiles of Southern Laos, while her Master’s examined ethnic identity markers, textiles, and nationalism in Thailand. She has published numerous articles and books about various subjects related to the cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia. Dr. McIntosh has led tours in Laos, Thailand, and Bali.

About the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre:
The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre is a museum dedicated to the preservation of cultural diversity in Laos. Its location is in Ban Khamyong, Luang Prabang, Laos, and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9.00am until 6.00pm (closed Monday).
For more Information about the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre:
Phone:             +856 71 253 364