This step takes place by setting up a board with pegs on each side. The weavers walk the thread back and forth, placing it over the adjacent peg each time until the warping is complete.
The denting process is very tedious and requires the weavers to insert each single thread into each reed/comb. It is very tiny space and takes great precision and attention to detail.
Beaming takes place by rolling the yarn onto a wooden board to place at the foot of the loom. This process requires at least 5 women to warp one loom.
The drafting process is when a weaver threads a bamboo stick through the strung loom to create texture or style for that specific piece.
Weaving Once all of those steps are complete, the weaving magic begins!
Once all of those steps are complete, the weaving magic begins!
Meet the Artisans
Demographic of Artisans: Genocide Survivors
Collective Humanity assists in the post-genocide rebuild of Cambodia by empowering at-risk communities.
They provide community members with educational and economic opportunities through crafting their beautiful products. They also connect individuals with community support systems.Learn More
Empowerment From Within
Currently, Collective Humanity employs over 60 women and gifts over 75 family members access to community support programs. They are working to break cycles of poverty by partnering with female artisans in Cambodia to create demand for their products and help them generate sustainable, consistent, and dignified sources of income.