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Artisans Angkor celebrates Chinese New Year!

Artisans Angkor celebrates Chinese New Year!

As you surely know, the 7th of February marked the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. So if you were born in 2004, 1992, 1980, 19As you surely know, the 7th of February marked the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. So if you were born in 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 and so on… congratulations, this is your year!

According to Chinese horoscope, people born under the Monkey sign are considered curious, clever, responsive and funny. Let’s all live up to that for 2016!

What Artisans Angkor did for the occasion

 

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Making our priority the revitalization of Khmer traditions doesn’t mean we forget about other cultures! As a matter of fact, Chinese New Year is quite popular in Cambodia, and several events are scheduled in that respect. On February 6th – like every new luni-solar year – an impressive puppet show took place in the streets of Siem Reap. Don’t even think about driving a car during the parade, the city is crowded!

Anyway, the point is we really wanted to mark the event. That’s why we developed an exclusive small collection of original creations related to both Chinese Zodiac sign and representation of the Monkey.

In fact, we made connections between Chinese and Khmer Culture by reinterpreting those calligraphic drawings and merging them with a traditional Cambodian pattern that can be seen on many Angkor temples: Kbach.

 

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Here is a glimpse of this cute home decoration line. Isn’t Multiculturalism esthetic? ;) Those silk cushion covers and table runners are 100% handmade in Cambodian traditional workshops.
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We also want to take this opportunity to highlight several of our permanent products that happen to represent monkeys, which – let’s not forget it – are also a strong symbol in Cambodia. Below, you can see a green soapstone statue, a lamp made of pure ceramics, and a silver plated box, all handmade by our talented craftsmen and women!
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If you want to see all our special in-store new discounts and products, it’s right here on our Facebook page!

We wish you a lovely Chinese New Year!

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