Located in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) is a local social enterprise founded in 2006 to promote the appreciation and transmission of Laos’ ethnic cultural heritage and livelihoods based on traditional skills.
The Centre’s primary activities are two-fold: a museum, and fair-trade handicrafts stores directly linked with artisan communities across Laos. TAEC’s work includes school outreach activities, craft workshops, lectures, research, and a non-profit foundation in the USA. Over the past ten years, the Centre has expanded to include a growing collection of ethnic minority artefacts, a small library, family activity centre, and outdoor patio space for special events.
TAEC has emerged as a regional leader in cultural heritage management and community development. It is the only independent resource and learning centre for both foreign visitors and local citizens dedicated to the country’s many and diverse ethnic groups.
This children's' t-shirt design represents just a few of the many different ethnic minority's across Laos and shows them holding hands in unity to inspire the young people who visit TAEC and Laos. This t-shirt is available to buy from the museum shop in Luang Prabang. For more info visit : www.taeclaos.org