Siem Reap Out and About: Artisan D Angkor

Posted: April 29, 2009 in Travel
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Artisan D Angkor is where they promote Khmer Art and they have professional training center to help young Cambodians to discover traditional handicrafts, etc.

 

When we were there, the staff (aka guide) told us that all of the trainees are mute/deaf.  Hence, they communicate through hand language.  I think this is a great way to help those disabled, at least they take initiative to learn things and not beg along the street, right?

 

Hand sign reference on the wall

 

Anyway there is two centre.  The first one is Chantiers – Ecoles.  This is right in the middle of town.  The training centre is for wood carvings, stone carvings, lacquer stuff, silk painting etc.

 

Lacquer Painting

 

 

Lacquer Painting on the Statue

 

 

This statue is huge, no?

 

Stone Carving

 

Wood Carving

 

Lingha!! =D

 

The Souvenir Shop.

 

 

Then after that we went to the Angkor Silk Farm, where we go through the process of producing Silk.  This is approximately 20 minutes from Siem Reap town.

 

The staff  feeding the worms!

 

This is the “olden” traditional ways they keep the cocoon

 

This is consider the new way to put the cocoon so that they don’t get stuck in between the nettings as per the above pictures.  =P

 

Worms anyone?

 

Cocoons are then cook in hot water and I don’t know how they extract the silk from there.  I mean I saw but I really bad in describing! Haha

 

How they store the raw silk, in “gulung gulung”

 

 

The guide showing us the raw silk which has been dyed.  Using natural elements!!!  There is no chemical involve

 

Like this colour is derived from that wood

 

 

This is not easy i tell you (at least not for me)

 

 

Ant they told us that silk weaving can be seen even on the Apsara dancers dated years and years ago

 

In conclusion, if you are not a big fan of such handicraft items, then its alright not to go but if you have extra time to spare in Siem Reap, why not and furthermore, there is no entrance fees.  Just that the items sold there is pretty expensive.  So its really up to you.

 

Artisans D Angkor

- 2 different training centre.  Click here for more information.

 

*blurdevil*

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  3. Cyanide says:

    the worms gelifying!! :P

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