Spun by golden worms and fashioned for kings. Elegant, soft and strong. This majestic, mystical golden material has a thread of heritage a thousand years old, inspiring a road in its name, a thousand miles long.
To develop while preserving nature; to emancipate while benefiting from the contribution of ancestral tradition. These are the two principles that guide us.
Throughout Golden Silk’s creation process, we use the richness of the silkworm to recover the beauty of a lost world and allow a whole population to get involved in both nature and beauty!
The symbiosis of nature, culture and harmonious social development allows us to offer the world a product that brings together the riches of nature and ancestral tradition.
It is poetry about the relationship between humans and nature.
Golden Silk’s brocades and Ikats, the jewels of our creation, are not only vehicles for the memory of Cambodia, as the precious silk garments they adorn are one of the key elements of Cambodian history, but they also represent the spearhead of what could be called the “Silk Civilisation”.
Beyond the ancestral manufacturing technique, they are the tangible support of our ethical and social approach which favours the transmission of knowledge from generation to generation. The women who make these fabrics fully embody the creative power of our people.
Golden Silk’s adventure is that of a personal destiny for our founder Mrs. OUM Sophea Pheach – linked to a collective history full of remarkable and dramatic events.
From the very beginning of Golden Silk, our desire has been to channel the misfortunes of our country by reconstructing the Khmer cultural civilisation while magnifying the singular contribution of the people in its history.
Her Royal Highness, Princess Buppha Devi, is the best metaphorical representation of our country; Cambodia. She has embodied the continuity of Khmer beauty and culture through the tragic upheavals of our recent history. She has succeeded in carrying the most fundamental humanistic and social values through art and dance. Through her career as a prima ballerina of the Royal Ballet and later as Minister of Culture, she succeeded in giving her action a universal dimension.
It was a great pleasure and honour for us that she accepted to be the patron of Golden Silk by presiding over the opening of our Preservation Centre on 15th November 2010.
Her royal presence at this ceremony marks the continuity of the Khmer tradition and symbolises the link between the silk of the Kings of Angkor and our work.