Of first loves

So the story about falling in love with pictures because of stories (if you are wondering what I am talking about, head here https://www.shikhabalakrishnan.com/aboutme/) had a lot of people asking me about the photographs I had mentioned. Here is a compilation of those large stamp sized images that I later scanned with the hope of storing for posterity.

Silken warp and weft

Postcards from Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles. A weaving unit working to preserve the lost art of creating Khmer Silk on the outskirts of Sieam Reap. Dyed three times using natural colours and handwoven, this heritage textile can take weeks to weave and results in an intricate pattern that is known as Ikkat.