We've been so busy we've ignored our blog and we hope to begin posting more regularly. But, we just had to post a recent email we had from a new customer who wrote after spending time looking at our Vientiane Fashion/Wedding Silk Sinhs and Matching Scarfs on our Laos Essential Artistry website: and her reaction to receiving the sinh she ordered above.
"Hello Peter and Bai, Just wanted to say I received my sinh and scarf today. It has to be the fastest I have ever received a package ordered by internet. Also, the sinh is so beautiful. It is exactly what I expected. Beautiful, beautiful color. I absolutely love it!! I will definitely order more in the future, and have already told friends and family about this site. Thank you for the great customer service! - Tina"
She also wrote us before she ordered stating, "I just read the "about us" portion of this page. I just want to thank the both of you for starting this page/business. I am Laotian and am very proud of my cultural heritage and Lao textiles. It is very hard to purchase Lao textiles without going to Laos or having friends/ relatives buy them for you when they visit. I have just ordered a sinh and matching scarf today (Vientiane Fashion Silk Sinh and Scarf 2011-10), and am very excited and can't wait to get it. This definitely won't be my last purchase for sure and I will definitely tell my family about it as well. Please continue to sell these products. I know of many Lao people who have a hard time finding these things. Thanks again."
You're not always sure if your intent is being clearly communicated and understood but when we receive an email like this we realize we're on the right path!
By the way, the sinh and scarf she ordered was one of the ones we just added to our site under the section Vientiane Wedding/Fashion Silk Sinhs and Scarves
Bai was hoping we wouldn't sell this sinh so she could bring it back to Laos so she could have it made into a sinh for herself! Now she'll just have to wait and find one like it when we return to Laos. Or, there's a couple we bought she really likes if we don't sell them maybe they'll become one of Bai's...