Cambodian Golden Silk is originally made from silkworms that eat mulberry leaves. In Cambodia, growing mulberry trees, feeding silkworms and spinning and weaving silk is practiced since the 13th century and continued to develop until World War II. The activities to produce silk took place at the outskirts of Phnom Penh, along Mekong river, Basak river, Tonle Sap, the islands on Mekong river, Kampot, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Battambang and Takeo where it can be seen until today.
- Uniqueness of Khmer Silk: Hand-made product produced with natural dye.
- Silk producers: There are two main production places, Artisans D’Angkor and Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT).
- Market: Domestic market and export to many countries.
- Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT): # 024, Choub Som village, Pake Sneng Commune, Angkok Thom District, Siem Reap Province. Contact Ms. Naran, Tel: 012 548 907 / 012 63 48 44
- Artisans D’Angkor, Tel.: 063 963 330 / Fax: 63 964 097, webside: www.artisansdangkor.com