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Aim

Artisans of Silver is a social business providing work opportunities to poor communities. It employs young Cambodian people from vulnerable background who received a traditional training in Silversmithing at Il Nodo's Bottega dell'Arte in Phnom Penh. Through its range of silver jewellery, Artisans of Silver is promoting creativity and design and ensuring the survival of traditional techniques.

The profit from the sales of the products go back directly to funding the school and the training of more young adults in the art of silversmith.

History and philosophy

Artisans of Silver is the outcome of many years of research and work in Cambodia by Il Nodo and Il Nodo’s founders, the Cannetta Family. It distinguishes itself for the amazing quality of its silver jewelry and its exquisite designs.

Expressing beauty, passion and emotion, are Artisan’s collections of necklaces, bracelets and rings. The Foglia is a theme of delicate leaves, the Anemone theme exudes intricate, woven silver designs and the Onde theme - wave in Italian - the graceful curves of the ocean. Available with pearls, semi precious stones or simply in sterling silver, each piece is exquisitely created by young Cambodian artisans.

The story of these artisans behind the objects makes the silver items even more special. All of them came from difficult backgrounds and had to struggle, until they got the chance to train for two years with a local silversmith master, and get yearly workshops with italian jewelry designers.

Today, the young artisans are part of the newest generation of talented Cambodian artists, keeping the traditions alive. The Artisans of Silver workshop is their space to innovate and create their own carefully crafted pieces of jewelry.


Contact

Contact person: Martina Cannetta 
Address: House #79, St. 371, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
Phone.: 012 701 244 or 077 707 028
Email: martina@artisansofsilver.org or info@artisansofsilver.org
Website:  www.artisansofsilver.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Artisans-Of-Silver