khmer tradition


Artisans Angkor                                                             
The Artisans Angkor mill in Siem Reap, Cambodia, employs over 1,300 people in the production of traditional Khmer handicrafts including: silk-making, stone and wood carving, laquering and painting.

Cambodia’s garment industry employs an estimated 700,000 people and exported $5.3 billion of apparel and shoes in 2013.   

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg    

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skittishnerd  asked:

Please talk to me about Cambodian psychedelic rock!! You've piqued my interest!

omg it’s the fucking best.  In the late 1960s- early 1970s, Phnom Penh had a thriving rock ‘n’ roll scene, taking in American music brought by the nearby Vietnam war and combining it with traditional Khmer singing and instrumentation.  The result was some of the most creative music of the era.

Then the Khmer Rouge came in and literally killed everyone.  It’s both amazing and incredibly depressing.

listen to some here.