Ceramic artifacts uncovered by excavations in Cambodia date back to the Neolithic Period (5,000 BCE), and many of the same styles used for ceremonial vases, statues, household items and decorations for structures continue to be produced today.
Cambodia’s first glazed ceramics date back to the 9th century in the Angkor region near Siem Reap, and ancient bas-reliefs on temples illustrate the importance of pottery during the 11th and 12th centuries. Ceramics were used in every facet of life, from motifs and roof tiles adorning buildings to the most functional dining and storage items used in households. To this day, Khmer handmade ceramics are internationally renowned due to their quality and distinctive styles.
The handmade ceramics made and sold at the Fair Trade Village maintain the region’s proud heritage by ensuring only the finest clay is used, and every item is fired two or three times to guarantee the highest quality. A wide range of products are available including homeware, kitchenware, statues and decorative items.