Since l986 Mekong River Textiles has worked directly with weavers to bring you handwoven silk and cotton fabrics, scarves and shawls from the looms of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Our patterns and wearable art creations made in our Maryland studio honor the textile traditions we embrace and celebrate the accomplishments of these skilled artisans.
This is a site for textile enthusiasts, designers, fiber artists, sewers and others who appreciate the look and feel of handwoven and hand-dyed textiles and who value the small miracles of beauty appearing as artisans throw the shuttle, take a stitch, or dye yarn. Our weaving cooperatives empower women to create better lives for their families, send their kids to school, and dream of a better future. As their creativity feeds families we marvel at the richness of their culture and traditions informing the textiles and give thanks for the beauty that touches our lives.