handmade kramas from Cambodia

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._DSC0853

hand weaving the Krama takes many weeks or months to complete, depending on how intricate a design is.
_DSC0859_DSC0854 _DSC0858

they dye the krama using special tree barks that they boil the cloth in.

K r a m a s    f o r   s a l e
prices of kramas range from 4usd to 100+usd.  Original designs start from 35usd.

_DSC0861 _DSC0860

4 Responses

  1. Louise January 9, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Kramas bought here are cheaper compared to the ones of the same kind sold at the Pub Street area.

    • 13thWiTCH January 9, 2015 / 11:04 am

      and their kramas’ quality are better as well :)

  2. Angie Maestrado January 9, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Uy nice colors. Ganahan kaayo si Ate ana Ley. If regalohan nimo sya ana, malipay gyud to si Ate. Naga collect sya ana… :)

    • 13thWiTCH January 9, 2015 / 11:03 am

      sige noted anj :) mubalik pako ngadto, pangitaan nako siya

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge