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Golden Silk

Cambodia’s tradition of silk dates back to Angkor times.  Today, the revival of the weaving and sericulture of Khmer “golden” silk produces a unique modern style that merges the best of hand made traditions with the newest designs to produce luxury silks.

Silk Export
Cambodian woven and sewn silk products are exported to many countries worldwide, especially to customers in France, Germany, Switzerland and other EU countries, United States, Australia, Thailand, Singapore and others.
Upcoming Events/Fairs
CSF members at Singapore Gift Fair in July, Lyon in Nov -Dec. 2006
Khmer Silk in France
The best of modern designed Khmer silk will be on exhibition and sale in Lyon France November - December 2006.
Cambodian Silk Forum

Cambodian Silk Forum is a membership only organization that links over 20 of the best producers of Cambodian silk products.
How to Buy Quality Khmer Silk
Hand woven and luxurious, Khmer silk is always a special gift from Cambodia.  How to chose the best handmade quality, colors, designs and information on the history and culture of Cambodian silk.
The Weavers
Weaving is an ancient Khmer art and skill passed down from mothers to daughters and ons.  Master weavers are still producing methods that date back to Angkor.

“Golden” Silk

Golden silk indigenous to Cambodia
Khmer Golden Silk is called “golden” because of it’s natural yellow color as it is unravelled from the native Cambodian silk cocoon.  The formal name of the variety of the silk worm which produces yellow silk thread is a multivoltine cocoon.  The most famous area for golden silk is Phnom Srok, on the hills above the Great Lake or Tonle Sap in NW Cambodia.  The golden silk thread is a single, roundish filament, with excellent light reflecting surface that produces the fine luster of the Khmer silk textiles.
Golden silk supports rural families
There are over 500 families producing Khmer golden silk yarn in the region of Phnom Srok .  The production of silk is also a mutli-crop argiculture product.  Mulberry trees are planted on .5 hectres
to 2.5 hectres family agriculture land, in addition to vegetable and fruit trees, and rice, thus providing a rural family with the means for income.


Raising silk worms or “neang” in Khmer language takes special knowledge and care, and is predominately done by women.  (In Khmer, “neang” is also an endearing term for “young woman”.) The knowledge of raising worms, and harvesting the silk thread, and processing the thread into correct quality yarn for 

weaving, is passed down through
generations.  Due to the neglect of mulberry plantations during nearly 30 years of war and political strife, Cambodia’s golden silk yarn production decline from 1960’s of 150 tons/year to about 6 tons/year today.  Thus, not only is this special quality silk highly beautiful but also rare.  All the silk textiles woven in Cambodia prior to the war was woven from Khmer golden silk.  Now, 100% Khmer golden silk textile can be purchased by special order.  
The quality of all silk textiles woven in Cambodia is still high due to the weaving and designs.  Like most other silk textile weaving countries like India, Thailand, and Italy, Cambodia uses the best monovoltine silk threads as well, imported from China.
However, the tradition of Khmer golden silk from ancient Angkor civilization still continues today in modern Khmer rural life


Cambodian Silk Forum P.O.Box 1511, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

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