rajana : association of cambodian art & craft
On my trips to Phnom Penh, I always make a stop at Rajana for gifts (for myself as well as others!). Rajana Association is a non-profit organization that supports Cambodian handicraft groups by selling their products in the Rajana shops in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. All products are fair-trade and include bags, textiles, spices, cards, jewelry, scarves, housewares and clothing.
I made a stop there this morning before the day's heat got the best of me and went a bit hog-wild. As usual.
They offer training and support to the craftspeople, some 130 families or groups in rural villages throughout Cambodia. There are also workshops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
All materials are sourced from within Cambodia. There are even old brass bombshells, which have been recycled and crafted into beautiful bracelets.