Wicker Workers

There are about 4,000 woman currently earning their living as wicker workers in Kratie. They use a eco-friendly raw material which literally does ‘grow on trees’. The dryanda tree provides the raw material for goods such as mats and walls for houses in the rural areas.

Since early 2002 the Cambodian Craft Cooperation (CCC) have been running two centres, approximately 25km south of Kratie in riverside villages; Chheu Tiel Ploch, a Cham (Muslim) village and Chheu Tiel Ploch Leu a Khmer village to investigate the possibilities inherent in introducing new product ranges.

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