KEEPING NATURAL DYEING ALIVE. PRESERVING CULTURAL PRIDE. IMPROVING RURAL LIFE!

"Preserving the art of Khmer natural dyeing means preserving the legacy of our Khmer ancestors," KHMER ARTISANRY

KHMER ARTISANY was founded just in time before our grandmother, AOK Em in this photo who was one of the rare and great weavers to survive the Khmer Rouge killing fields, sadly passed away in 2012 at the age of 94.

She has left us but her legacy remains. Fortunately we could manage to work with her legacy to proudly establish KHMER ARTISANY".

As young Khmer entrepreneurs we are committed to keeping technique of natural dyeing and traditional pattern of silk and cotton fabric production in order to revive the Khmer tradition of the mystery of light in naturally-dyed silk fabrics and cotton scarves handmade in traditional handlooms while preserving cultural pride and improving rural life. 

RESULT OF WARS

People with know-how in natural dyeing and making the naturally dyed silk and cotton scarves in traditional handlooms have either perished during the Khmer Rouge brutal regime or now too old to revive the custom.

WE, YOUNG KHMER ENTREPRENEURS, ARE CONCERNED

We, young Khmer entrepreneurs who are among the very few concerned people who found KHMER ARTISANRY, are very mindful of the significance of the danger of this near extinction of our cultural heritage.

SAVING THE KHMER TRADTION IS EVERY KHMER'S TASK

We now commit to locate some of those rare survivors to help reinstate the endangered tradition. We strongly encourage them to continue this tradition.

 

If they are too old to resume their traditional silk and scarf weaving task, they can teach the skills and impart their knowledge to the younger generations who are now becoming the active and promising members of the weaving communities.

 

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON REVIING THE NATURAL DYEING TECHNIQUES

Our conviction is to see the mystery of light in naturally-dyed silk fabrics and cotton scarves and textile quality, beauty and locally extinct weaving techniques, which lost in the last few decades, come into existence again and enduringly.

100% NATURAL

With our product, you are guaranteed to experience the authentic hand-crafted quality silk fabrics and cotton scarves, 100% natural, locally handmade, woven in traditional handlooms, with the endless variety of traditional motif-patterns.

 

FAIR SHARE OF REMUNERATION

We do business. Business people look to make profits. Nonetheless, we are not money-oriented business people. Significant portion of all the proceeds from these sales go to benefit those impoverished farmers and craftswomen and men.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES AND ETHICS

KHMER ARTISANRY is fully committed to:

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