Cambodia Inspiration

Cambodia Inspiration

Living in Bali, it’s so easy to travel to exotic parts of South East Asia. This month I thought I would share with you a trip I did recently to Cambodia.

Siem Reap is incredible with all the ancient temples and intricate stone carving. I could have spent days wandering around them all.

A blessing from a Buddhist monk in the middle of Angkor Wat temple, which is the biggest religious monument in the world and built in the 12th century, was the highlight for me! But let’s not forget the Ta Prohm temple, commonly known as the Tomb Raider temple where the movie was filmed, which is a must see if you visit.

The night markets in Siem Reap are a vision to behold with lively bars, markets and food stalls, but be prepared they eat anything that moves, including tarantulas, snakes, crickets! Anything can be tried if you’re game!

The colourful floating villages are an amazing hub of industry with fish farming and even floating shops and schools!

Locally hand dyed silks are to die for and the Cambodian people, despite their violent and sad history, are incredibly sweet and will do anything to make you happy.

 

 

This month in store we have a lovely new range which was very much inspired by my travels to Cambodia.

Firstly we have the teak wood noodle bowls which come complete with teak wood chop sticks that insert into a little hole in the top of the bowl. Teak wood is known for its durability and water resistance, often used in boat building. It is native to Indonesia. They are available in our online store in a set of 2.

The new collection of mens leather wallets are in cow hide which has been pressed in a crocodile skin, all hand-made and beautifully gift boxed for your special man!

The hand beaded bags are completely beaded by hand, both front and back, and come with a detachable wrist strap and shoulder strap. The intricate beading takes a steady hand and hours of concentration.

Our adorable new glossy resin bulldogs are also hand-made here in Bali exclusively for Toko Emporium. Available either sitting down or standing up and available in red, white or black.

Our Javanese brass bottle opener range is a fantastic gift! Seahorses, pineapples or skulls. There is one to suit anyone!

 

 

 

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