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Its exquisite brocade fabrics (pâh yók torng) incorporate threads made of real gold and silver, but the weaving process is just as impressive as the finished cloth. Four women, including one sitting a floor below the others, work the loom simultaneously and collectively manage over 1000 heddles. Not surprisingly, they produce just a few centimetres per day.

Many of the finished products are destined for the royal court, but you can custom order your own at an average price of 30,000B per metre. One of the pieces we saw being made on our visit was valued at 300,000B, and was expected to take another year-and-a-half to finish.