Having been in Laos for a while, a place where textiles are such an important part of the culture, I've adapted a new found love for textiles and weaving. Conceptually, it still blows me away. It's something that's been around for AGES, and is a part of every culture. Furthermore, when you start to see similar patterns and styles between Himalayan, SE Asian and even South American weavings, you can't help but feel this cultural connectedness in the world (as well as believe in the Beringia theory of how people came to the Americas). I love watching weaving, because as simple as it is, I still never fully understand it. I also love how you take a few strands of string and make something beautiful from it. Something from nothing.
I went to this weaving workshop in Thimphu, but sadly no one spoke any English to explain anything to me. Take a look at some of these patterns and designs. I tried to capture the weavers in the midsts of their intricate details work. Also the colors and fine details were truly just dazzling.