Carol Cassidy’s Laotian Silks at AsiaStore

Carol Cassidy returns to Asia Society New York from 12:30-3:30 pm on Friday, April 13, 2012 and Saturday, Aprl 14, 2012 to showcase an expansive array of her latest textiles including her signature brocades, jacquard weaves and ikats. A weaver since she was 17 years old, Cassidy arrived in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, as a textile expert working for the United Nations in 1989. A year later the Laotian government granted her a license to start Lao Textiles, making her the first American to run a business in the communist country. Lao Textiles was founded specifically to revitalize the once-flourishing Laotian textile sector, via weavings that combine centuries-old techniques with a modern sensibility.;