Working together, Il Nodo NGO and Artisans of Silver are promoting creativity and design, ensuring the survival of traditional techniques, and providing young adults and their families a way to escape the circle of poverty. Since Spring 2013, Artisans of Silver is its own standing social business, producing a unique line of silver jewelry, made by the artisans. We employ young Cambodian from vulnerable background who received a traditional training in Silversmithing at Il Nodo's Bottega dell'Arte in Phnom Penh. The profit from the sales of the objects go back directly to funding the school and the training of more young adults in the art of silversmith.
History and philosophy
Artisans of Silver is the outcome of many years of research and work in Cambodia by Il Nodo and Il Nodo’s founders, the Cannetta Family. It distinguishes itself for the amazing quality of its silver jewelry and its exquisite designs.
Expressing beauty, passion and emotion, are Artisan’s collections of necklaces, bracelets and rings. The Foglia is a theme of delicate leaves, the Anemone theme exudes intricate, woven silver designs and the Onde theme - wave in Italian - the graceful curves of the ocean. Available with pearls, semi precious stones or simply in sterling silver, each piece is exquisitely created by young Cambodian artisans.
The story of these artisans behind the objects makes the silver items even more special. All of them came from difficult backgrounds and had to struggle, until they got the chance to train for two years with a local silversmith master, and get yearly workshops with italian jewelry designers.
Today, the young artisans are part of the newest generation of talented Cambodian artists, keeping the traditions alive. The Artisans of Silver workshop is their space to innovate and create their own carefully crafted pieces of jewelry.
Exquisite silver jewelry
Contact person: Martina Cannetta - Director
Address: House #79, Street 371, Group 9, Village Tnoat Chhrob, Sangkat Boeng Tumpun, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel.: 012 701 244 or 077 707 028
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Artisans-Of-Silver