Artisans of Cambodia

Annie’s Jwellery: Sustainable Jewellery made of recycled materials

Cambodia is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most unique and rich arts and crafts. Throughout Cambodia’s history, its culture has been influenced and driven by religious principles. The blend of indigenous animistic beliefs and the historically Indian religions Hinduism and Buddhism produced a distinct Khmer style. Throughout history, Cambodian artisans and craftsmen have established …

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Soran, a young entrepreneur dedicated to the preservation of Khmer puppetry.

Soran’s Art, a social enterprise, creates unique puppet faces. The goal of this venture is to instill a positive sense of identity in the young generation of Cambodians by preserving traditional art and creating job opportunities through it.  Soran and his team decided to launch this innovative concept after discovering that it is an ideal …

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Story of Cambodian “Angkuoch” (Jew’s Harp)

The “Jew’s Harp,” a popular musical instrument, can be found in many places around the world, but the Cambodian version is special. It is a priceless component of Cambodia’s living cultural legacy and is known in Khmer as Angkuoch, which is generally pronounced “Aarng-koo-oy.” It is a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo that has …

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