Cambodia

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Golden silk

During the twentieth century, the Cambodian silk industry went through major phases of growth and decline. Following World War I, silk production reached one...

Textiles

Silk traditions appeared in Cambodia in the tenth century. Though Khmer weaving techniques are quite similar to the ones of the neighboring countries, the...

Sandstone

Stone carving is particularly emblematic of Cambodia owing to its important use at the Angkor site, where numerous imposing bas-reliefs were sculpted on the...

Lacquer

Dating back about three thousand years in China, the art of lacquer rapidly spread to Southeast-Asia, and is thus one of the most ancient...

Dyeing

Colours have some significance in Cambodia, as demonstrated by the Cambodian royal protocol, which specifies that each day of the week corresponds to a...
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Silver plated copperware

Use of silverware dates back to Cambodia’s ancient times, as can attest the account of Zhou Daguan, a Chinese missionary who visited the Khmer...

Hôl lboeuk (ikat)

Ikat technique: Beginning the binding process (ikat technique) before first dyeing step Hôl lboeuk is a Khmer expression that describes a distinctive type of silk...

Gilded Buddha images

Gilded Buddha images are recurrent in the Khmer culture, particularly the ones representing a standing Buddha with two palms facing the worshipper. This gesture...