Banteay Srey Boutique is a fashion resource – designed, sourced, and handmade in Cambodia.
Our mission is to show the world the skill set of the Khmer people, and the beautiful handmade artisan products which they can produce.
Our name is taken from lessor known temple located in the Angkor area of Cambodia which lies 25km north east of the main group of temples. The temple is was built in the 10th century and is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The name ‘Banteay Srey’ means ‘Cidatel or Fortress of Women’. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. It is widely praised as a ‘precious gem’ or ‘jewel of Khmer art’, and we thought that fitted us perfectly.
Kim & Carol – Owners at Banteay Srey Boutique