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Reviving Khmer Ikat Silk

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Cambodia's savage civil war almost wiped out traditional Khmer ikat silk weaving. One person who helped the craft survive is Kikuo Morimoto, a former kimono dyeing specialist from Kyoto. Morimoto set up a studio in the country in 1996 to revive local dyeing and weaving techniques. He also replanted trees in forests devastated by the war to produce silk and natural dyes. This program brings you up close to Morimoto's passion and beautiful textiles.


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