Ask Orijyn founder Mark Sloneker how he ended up in Lao People’s Democratic Republic helping silversmiths and weavers earn decent livelihoods with traditional craft – and be prepared to listen. Mark is not a man of few words. But how could he be? His knowledge of Lao silver and silk traditions, of contemporary Lao life, and his views on cross-cultural artisan business development, was all learned firsthand and there are mountains of detail behind every fact he relays.
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