Kramas is a traditional scarf/bandana of the Khmers that usually comes either red or blue in Gingham patterns. A Cambodian national symbol, Kramas are worn to cover faces, carry children, and even folded to use as hammocks. The tradition of hand weaving kramas dates back to over thousands years. Continue reading
Mandatory sunrise photo of the Angkor Wat Temple.
A perfect example of Khmer architecture—thus when in Siem Reap, one must always drop by Angkor Wat Temple. Aside from being the King’s mausoleum, this temple was also constructed for the Hindu God, Vishnu . I was here in 2010 and was in awe –and even now, years later, Angkor Wat Temple still amazes me. Continue reading
Artisans Angkor as a social entrepreneurship helps create jobs for artisans from the rural areas. It is also a cultural project aimed to re-build the country after (the war) by training young people to master Cambodian crafts from silk weaving and stone carving to brass plating. Continue reading