» Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles


About the Institute

The Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles is a Cambodian organization as established in January 1996, which is non-political and non-profit oriented. IKTT works in close collaboration with international aid agencies, and local and international NGOs. In addition, IKTT works with experts and scholars in the concerned area in other countries.


Mission & Goals

IKTT has three main objectives as follows;

  1. To restore the devastated tradition and to save the excellent treasures of Cambodian textiles;
  2. To preserve and continue a national heritage by encouraging the younger generations to follow the footsteps of the forefathers; and
  3. To activate a promising textile industry and to reorganize all related cottage industries such as silkworm raising and weaving.
By realizing these objectives, IKTT will be able to contribute to the achievement of the following social goals;

>> To encourage people's awareness of their tradition and culture with a view to establishing cultural identity and self-esteem; and

>> To empower people both socially and economically with skills for income generation.
We hope that our mission would benefit, especially women and rural populations who are marginalized and under-privileged.


No. 472, Viheachen Village, Svaydongkum Commune,
(Road to lake, near the crocodile farm)
P.O. Box 9349, Siem Reap Angkor,
Kingdom of Cambodia

Phone: +855(0)63-964437