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Simple wood becomes famous furniture by local carver

Carving simple wood to become beautiful furniture and home decor needs skill and ability as well as artistic ideas to come up with the design.

Wooden furniture production takes time but the many decorative designs, patterns and styles that result are worth the wait.

Wooden furniture is very popular among local and foreign consumers who love its artform, especially businessmen.

Ms PhouvanhMittapharp shows wooden decor items from her buisness during Lao-Viet Fair at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane recently.

Wooden furniture of Ban LakXao (20Km) village in Khamkeuth district, Borikhamxay province is owned by the family of MsPhouvanhMittaphap and has been producing furniture for a long time.

MsPhouvanh recently represented her district to display her wooden furniture and home decor items, and Lao traditional skirts at Lao-Viet Fair to mark the 40th anniversary of the friendship treaty and the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane from June 29 to July 3.

The fair is also promoted Lao-Vietnamese products and cooperation.

MsPhouvanh told Vientiane Times that she was very happy to represent the district at a big event in the capital, especially Lao-Viet Fair. Meanwhile, her products were becoming well known to domestic and foreign customers.

She appreciated the many producers and wanted to thank her customers and everyone who had visited her booth and bought wooden products.

MsPhouvanh's family has been solely in handicraft production for more than 13 years, and the business can sufficiently support them.

MsPhouvanh also said her family decided to begin operating this business because her husband had skills in carving and making wooden furniture, having been a carpenter for a long time. Meanwhile, she was also able to receive support from the provincial youth fund to build a small factory.

Her husband MrSomneuakMittaphap, 53, said “We began operating our factory in 2004 and became a registered factory operation in 2009. Now there are five carvers working in our small factory.”

“Our products are special because we design wooden furniture from different ideas and have developed an identity from our own designs. The price of the furniture ranges from 50,000 kip to 20 million kip,” he explained.

He said the products included tea sets and other home decor with pictures of pumpkin and eggplant, table and chair sets, and other styles of furniture.

“Carving the simple pieces of wood we can change those pieces into our unique products.” he added.

Most customers in Vientiane are businessmen, both domestic and foreign people who love the wooden furniture collection, which allows his business to earn more than 100 million kip each year.

 

 

By ViengdavanhBanphahaksa
(Latest Update July 7, 2017)

 

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