‘’Craftworks Cambodia is an organization working to provide vocational training and marketing skills to home based producers through the sale of contemporary arts and crafts items (…….)  made  from recycled   and  sustainable  materials (……..)  based on the finest aesthetic and artistic traditional workmanship of Cambodia ’’

We all have read   similar  descriptions many times. However  the  more  you  browse   in  Craftworks Cambodia site,   the  more   you  realize    the  underestimated  truth   behind  the  words :

First, you  are bewildered  by the materials – but  we’ll  refer   to  them  further on.

Then    you  are  amazed with  the  artists’   creativity good  taste  and  special  abilities  ( no,  the   artists    cannot  fly  but  being   able  to  knit a fashionable  backpack  when  you  have  lost  your  sight  needs more than  talent … ).

You  might  also  spare  a thought about  their fortitude  and stamina when  reading  their  personal stories  or  even  catch yourself smiling   from  the  philosophical   irony   of  turning  empty bullets shells  –  that  have killed  your  family –   into  pendants  bearing   the  tree  of  life….

But  enough  said, enjoy some  pictures of   the  Craftworks Cambodia    products   that  you  can  find  on their  site.

Oh, and as for the  materials  mentioned  above,  try  to  spot  the recycled  cement, rice  or  fish  bags, bomb cells, inner  tubes  etc.   

One thought on “Craftworks Cambodia

  1. We are a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with helpful information to paintings on. You have performed a formidable task and our whole community will likely be thankful to you.

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