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Siem Reap Silk Farm
Location: Phuok District, National Road No 6
Tel: +855(0)63 399 064, +855(0)12 330 426
Open: daily, 08:00 - 17:30
At the Silk Farm in Siem Reap free-guided tours of the workshops will show you how silk is traditionally worked in Cambodia. Learn about the culture of mulberry trees providing feed for silkworm and observe artisans removing of the silk thread from the cocoons and working the thread prior to traditional dyeing and weaving.
(silk worms are placed in special baskets for cocoon making)
You can also experience the art of silk by yourself in a dedicated workshop o silk weaving and painting at the Angkor Silk Farm. Any visitors are welcome, whether they are beginner or expert. Just call the Silk Farm for a reservation.
(Silk Worms in the cocoon making stage)
The traditional techniques of dying and weaving such as Hol Lboeuk, had been long lost and revived by Artisan d’Angkor. For one of the most beautiful Cambodian fabrics, Hol silk, the patterns are prepared in advance, referred to the unique resist dyeing technique of Ikat. Cambodian silk is prized by silk-collectors worldwide.
(winding up the silk threads)
How to get there: Take the free shuttle bus at 09:30 and 13:30 from the Artisan d’Ankgor Chantiers-Ecoles near the old market to the Silk Farm. Otherwise by car, Remok or motorbike. Follow Road Number 6 from Siem Reap in direction Poipet. After 16km you will see the sign of the Artisans d’Angkor Silk Farm on the right hand side. Turn right and follow the road until you reach the Silk Farm.
Website: Artisans d'Angkor Silk Farm
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