A weaving technique from Laos. Jok means ‘to pick’ and is a supplementary weaving method, in which the pattern is created by inserting extra weft threads by hand, producing a fabric that looks like a stunning brocade.
The threads are ‘picked’ by hand, with a needle or a porcupine quill and the weaver works from the back of the work. It’s a technique that offers enormous scope for creativity and personalised design, but is also a highly time-consuming process. A single silk Jok measuring approx. 31″/90cm x 2.20 metres (c.a. 86″) takes six to eight weeks to weave.