MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum Showcasing More Cambodian Weaving Tools

The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Asian Traditional Textiles Museum has been showcasing more Cambodian weaving and weaving tools for the public and national and international tourists to visit, understand and contribute to maintenance of Khmer weaving tools.

Mr. Sen Kimsun, Acting Director of the MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum, underlined that this exhibition is resulted from the cooperation between the APSARA National Authority and UNESCO in Cambodia through the GIZ Foundation of Germany.

The silk weaving tools with its silk fabrics are made following the standard and luxurious carvings, said Mr. Sen Kimsun, adding that the presence of Khmer weaving tools in the MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum significantly contributes to the preservation of Khmer traditional weaving equipment throughout the country.

The public, national and international tourists can through the Khmer traditional weaving tools study and understand the heritage of Khmer ancestors that have existed for a long time, emphasised the acting director.

Visitors not only see the weaving tools in the exhibition, but they will also be explained each stage of the weaving process and try weaving to understand how to weave in the Khmer traditional way, he continued.

According to the APSARA National Authority, the MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum also exhibits textiles from other countries such as India, Laos, and Myanmar. It also intends to bring some weaving tools from the northeastern region of Cambodia to display for the public in the future.

The exhibition has started since mid-February this year at the museum located in Sangkat Slor Kram, Siem Reap provincial city.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press