Archeological digs have uncovered workshops near the royal place of Angkor that suggest brass and bronze works of art were in high demand during the 11th century as the Khmer Empire reached its peak.
Sadly, we will never know how prominent these art forms were in the richly cultural world of ancient Cambodia, but the existence of over 20,000 statues made of gold, silver and bronze provide contemporary artisans with examples of patterns and designs that defined the region’s many recognised ancient art periods. The techniques of forming the alloy, creating the molds and applying intricate engravings largely remain unchanged, and the results are of the highest standards.
Our brass sculptures primarily depict Buddhist and Hindu imagery decorated with kbach motifs unique to Khmer sculptures and carvings. The quality, subject matter, fine carvings and uniquely Khmer patterns make these statues the most popular handicraft products at the Fair Trade Village. Each brass statue is authenticated by the Angkor Handicraft Association.