Silk and other hand made fabrics from Cambodia

Weaving and wearing silk was and still is today an expression of deeply-rooted cultural and social traditions of Cambodia, with particular patterns worn by certain people or on special occasions. There were patterns and colours for ceremonies, festivals, at court and in daily life. There are a variety of traditional styles of Cambodian silk. Raw silk is a thick cream-coloured fabric in its natural undyed state. Houl is a richly patterned fine fabric, made by the intricate ikat method (in Khmer houl)where the pattern is plotted and dyed into the thread before weaving. There are over 100 named patterns of houl silk, traditional to specific locations and uses. New variations in colour and design are being introduced by weavers all the time. The most common style, phamuong, is a rich, jewel-coloured silk traditionally used to make suits. Cambodian weaving also produces a more simple sarong which is a piece of silk in various patterns casually wrapped around the waist and worn at home. Apart from these, Cambodian crafts people produce a range of accessories made of silk. These are innovative, modern designs which draw on the ancient beauty of Cambodian silk and include luxurious cushions in rich houl patterns and silk sarong checks, trimmed with plain phamuong silk and with hand-engraved silver plates, purses in houl silk, lined and trimmed with plain silk in matching shades and elegant long scarves in rich, dark patterns.

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1) Traditional fabrics from Cambodia (click on images for enlargement)

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Ikat silk fabric 90 x 360 cm

Price
150 $US

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krama.jpg (36525 bytes) Traditional Cambodian scarfs (Krama)

See samples below

kra5.jpg (16804 bytes) Krama 70 x 176 cm, cotton

Price
8 $US

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kra6.jpg (18115 bytes) Krama 70 x 176 cm, cotton

Price
8 $US

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kra8.jpg (18384 bytes) Krama 70 x 176 cm, cotton

Price
8 $US

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ks001.jpg (11539 bytes) Krama 60 x 180 cm, silk

Price
44 $US

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ks002.jpg (12091 bytes) Krama 60 x 180 cm, silk

Price
44 $US

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2) Contemporary fabrics with traditional Khmer elements (click on images for enlargement)

nd001.jpg (11978 bytes) Krama (scarf) 60 x 180 cm, silk

Price
32 $US

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nd002.jpg (9407 bytes) Krama (scarf) 60 x 180 cm, silk

Price
32 $US

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nd003.jpg (9838 bytes) Krama (scarf) 60 x 180 cm, silk

Price
32 $US

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