With the cooperation and support from Inter-Continental hotel, CYK could organize an exhibition “Sustainable Development of Traditional Indigo Weaving” at the Inside Gallery from 5th October to 7th November 2017. The opening ceremony of this exhibition was held on 5the October 2017.
Caring for Young Khmer (CYK) is a Japanese NGO working for deprived young children and women in Cambodia since 1991. And in order to preserve the traditional art of weaving and to help village women earn income, CYK has offered training in weaving and natural dyeing since 1993. Especially “ikat” weaving with natural dyes, has been a world-renowned Cambodian cultural tradition for centuries.
Indigo dyeing was also lost in the aftermath of civil war. CYK has provided indigo dyeing training since 2007 and has succeeded in revitalizing old skills after a challenging for many years.
The exhibition aims to introduce indigo works of hand woven silk and cotton widely and to preserve the traditional skills of indigo dyeing by the group of Angkor Ban Indigo Community in Kompong Cham and village women in Takeo province. All the exhibited products are the result from their work through our training program.