The Lao Textile Museum is the first private museum in Laos. It was opened in 2003 and is run by the two Sisane sisters. The museum is located in Ban Nongtha Tai, Vientiane. The museum displays antique pieces of silk made by different ethnic groups of the country. Visitors can also see ancient household utensils. The exhibition is displayed in a wooden house of typical Lao style, amidst peaceful and pleasant surroundings and gardens of flowers. The museum emphasizes textiles. There is a house filled with looms and antique Lao textiles representing several ethnic groups. At other stops, you can see various stages of weaving and dyeing in action. The family who runs the museum assisted many women refugees from the countryside during the Indochina War before 1975 and helped them to establish their own weaving businesses and marketing their products. This museum is not just a place to appreciate the exquisite beauty and fine workmanship of Lao silk, but also a testament to the resilience and creativity of the Lao people.