CS40003

Cotton scarf

Plain pattern

Natural dye of cotton scarf from ebony fruit:

Size: 32cm * 155 cm

Hand woven scarf from Kei Khmer

CS40002

Cotton scarf

Plain pattern

Natural dye cotton scarf from Lac Khmer

Size: 32cm * 155 cm

Hand woven scarf from Kei Khmer

 

Ebony’s Color

Ebony is grown near people’s house. Most people used ebony fruit for traditional medicine to get out worm from human body in the old age. Otherwise, weaver used ebony fruit to dye cloth for their black uniform.  We also reproduce the natural dye of ebony fruit on yarn and cloth. We grind ebony fruit and mixed with black mud to get dark brown or black. It depends on the amount of mud and ebony that we mix with together. We also only use ebony fruit to get light or dark grey according to amount of the grinding ebony fruit.

Lac Khmer

Lac Khmer (Gum-lac) is  a thick red secretion from a certain type of very small insect that live on the Sangke tree and produce the color on the branches of the tree. It is used as a dye.

Cambodian wedding ceremony is also used Lac in the ceremony for women to be perfect women and live with peace and happiness.

In the weaving work, we use Lac Khmer to produce red or pink, it depend on the amount that we used to dye the yarn. We grind the Lac Khmer to be very small piece and put in the water to boil it to get dyeing water. Last, we can dye cotton or silk yarn.

SS30009

Silk Scarf

Stripe design on both edges

Natural dye from Ebony fruit

Size: 44cm x 162cm

Hand-woven product from Kei Khmer

Ikat Shoulder Bag

 

Shoulder bag from natural dyeing of ikat cloth with the design of Kei Khmer