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Transmitting skills

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Transmitting Skills

Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a showcase of Khmer traditional handicrafts, whether it be silk fabrics, stone and wood carving, lacquerware, ceramics, silver plating, jewelry, silk painting and gilding. We help preserve traditional skills by training young people in handicrafts for free, and by constantly improving the quality of our artisans’ skills and techniques.


Wood Carving

Wood Carving

  Wood carving in Cambodia has a long tradition going back to its animist roots. The best known, called neak ta, a belief in ancestor spirits, is older than Hinduism and Buddhism and c ...

Ceramics trainees - Logbook

Ceramics trainees - Logbook

The day you decide to jump into something new, a widespread feeling of excitement, joy and apprehension makes you understand that a new chapter begins in your life. That’s what happened to the 8 tra ...

Silk Weaving

Silk Weaving

  Once the silk threads have been cleaned, smoothed and dyed, they are wound up to make them ready to be woven. For the warp, the threads are wound up onto spools with the winding ma ...

The Ikat Technique

The Ikat Technique

Cambodian silk craftsmen and women use the traditional Ikat method to create and design the famous Cambodian pattern which called “Hôl Lboeuk”. In order to do so, skei ...

Stone carving

Stone carving

Sandstone carving is a very ancient tradition in Cambodia. From the 9th to the 13th century, Khmer people were considered as the finest stone carvers in the world. The oldest stone carv ...

Silver plating

Silver plating

Listed as Cambodia heritage by UNESCO in 2004, silver plating has a long tradition going back to the Oudong period in the XVth century. Only a few families of silversmiths perpetua ...

Silk Painting

Silk Painting

The technique of silk painting used in order to embellish and protect silk can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India. Silk was at that time the most used painting support before ...

Lacquerware

Lacquerware

Born in China more than 4,000 years ago, the use of lacquer, a drying wood finish, eventually spread to Cambodia. Traditionally, lacquer is used to protect houses, boats or kitchen utensils from dampn ...

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