Haystome

Location

Siem Reap

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

2.5 Hours

Price 32 USD

Carve Traditional Khmer Style Wood with Tork

What you’ll learn

Wood Carving is fun and authentic. Have you heard of Khmer Great King named, Jayaman IIV? Well, in this masterclass you will learn how to make his sacred head along with his face. You have seen a lot of wood crafted shapes in the local market. Now, you will learn the foundations to all wood carving and materials to be used in order to make the shape. Furthermore, you will learn about the story of Jayamarn IIV on how great he was as a king. Afterwards, when you go seeing temples, you will feel closer and much more enthusiastic with the temples he had built. This activity is a relaxing activity for you to get to know the local and his arts.

“Hello, I am Tork. I have been working on this wood carving for quite so long. I am excited to teach you about that.”

6 Reasons to book this authentic experience

  • The story and motivation behind the wood carving of Tork
  • Take back home your handmade
  • Accompanied by English-Speaking facilitator(s)
  • Travel to local village with the view full of local-like
  • Certificate of mastering basic wood carving session
  • Be a part of us! Join Haystome family to create your passionate small world travel memorable.

What’ll include

  • Bottle(s) of water
  • Certificate of completion
  • All equipment, tools and materials required for the Crafting
  • Travel to local village with the view full of local-like
  • Certificate of mastering basic wood carving session
  • Be a part of us! Join Haystome family to create your passionate small world travel memorable.

What’ll not include

  • Transportation (Optional)
  • Mask
  • Additional purchases

Abi Perriman   Dec 9,2020
England

I did the copper workshop with Vibol and Haystome. I loved it so much I went twice! There are so many reasons why the experience with Haystome is so special, their team is helpful and friendly, the classes are intimate, the craft is interesting and you couldn’t get this experience any other way. The best thing about it is meeting the artist, Vibol is so passionate about copper carving and keeping this traditional skill alive. Plus, the Haystome team were on hand to translate. Highly recommend and makes a great gift for someone!

Meet the Artisan

“Hello, I am Tork. I have been working on this wood carving for quite so long. I am excited to teach you about that.”

Tork has the experience with wood carving for 22 years. Before he started doing all of this, he was a healthy person until one day he lost his legs. After that, he does not feel like he can do anything else. Thus, that is how his journey started. Despite his appearance, Tork is a cheerful person with the ability to make people around him feel good. He started to make a living with his wood carving art and many people love what he does. Tork said, “God took one thing with one hand and give back with another, I am sure I am going to give the best class ever to my students”.

During the experience

  • Meet the artisan at the appointed location
  • Welcome to the masterclass by Master Tok
  • Introduction to the inspirations of why Mr. Tok started all of these
  • See the illustration of basic carving
  • Continue by your own and ask for help along the way
  • Take a break and chit-chat if you want (Optional)
  • Packaging the handmade and take it home
  • Note: Bring your phone/camera; I am sure you do not want to miss taking good picture

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Artisan location

We will meet at the certain location and we are going to pick you up

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