Just a few pix from our latest visit to the Prek Toal Saray Water Hyacinth Handicraft Project in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province. Already mentioned this excellent scheme a few times before, (e.g. see here), so won’t go into any details for now but thought we’d add a few photos on the subject since our recent trip was by far the most colourful one we’ve done.
Due to the hyacinth weaving girls having apparently received a job-lot of pink and orange hair dye! Perhaps trying to emulate the more fashion-conscious Phnom Penh youth they did look slightly out of place in the remote floating village of Prek Toal and their mums weren’t around to get a reaction from! Anyway – whatever floats their weaving project eh!?
Girls would have posed for promised prints next time I’m passing through all morning.
Plus on this trip the girls got to pose for professional photographer James Stone who travelled with us, so guess they’ll be expecting some classy portfolios to arrive soon!?
Good to see the hard-working girls in such fine form, good to see that business seemed to be going well for this great scheme and happy to have been able to provide a few minutes distraction, (and plenty of giggling), for them!
Prek Toal floating village and the Saray community handicraft project are visited on our boat journey from Siem Reap to Battambang which features on our Cambodia Overland, Vietnam and Cambodia and Indochina Adventure tours as well as our Cambodia and Thailand family tour, Ruined Cities and Tropical Islands.