In the net of tradition
I found it by coincidence. About eight years ago in Tokyo, away from the well-known shopping areas I found a special net. The lightness, structure and durability immediately inspired me. It weighs only 35g and can carry up to eight kilos.
It left me no peace of mind to explore the craftsmanship behind it more closely, and in doing so I came across a fairytale story.
The shopping nets are made by an indigenous tribe called Khmu in the north of Laos, whose cul...