Leather Carving Workshop

Bringing the Shadow Puppets to Life

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$35.00 per guest
Hosted by Mann Kosal

Highlights

  • Enjoy creating shadow puppets with traditional techniques
  • Customize and craft your own design
  • Work with and learn from a talented Shadow puppet craftsman

Inclusive of:

  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • Entire Experience, all tools and materials
  • Creation of 1 small piece of shadow puppet

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases
  • Food and drinks not specified
  • Transport from Hotel
4 Out of 5
1 Review
Adela B Cambodia
4
12 Sep, 2017

Me and my partner enjoyed the leather carving class booked with the Backstreet Academy. Firstly, I want to thank the peo...

$US 35.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

These leather carvings are made from a single piece of leather, painstakingly carved and painted to create these beautiful works of art. Primarily used for shadow pupppeting, the holes give depth to the show. It is often used as home decorations as well in traditional Cambodian families. This art form almost perished during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime as they sought to purge and destroy every single form of art and culture in their quest for 'purity'. Luckily almost every craft had a small number of survivors who revived it right after the war and kept it going ever since. Today you can catch shadow puppet performances at a number of places all at Sovannaphum Association in Phnom Penh. You even can buy leather from there if you want.

Additional Information:

  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time

Upcoming availability

Sunday, May 26
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Your Local Host

Mann Kosal

Mann Kosal is a Native of Takeo Province, Cambodia. Born in 1961, Kosal Began his artistic studies in 1984 as a student of Bassac Theatre (Chinese-Style Khmer Opera) at Phnom Penh Royal University of Fine Arts. Fro...

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1 review from people who took this experience

Adela B Cambodia
4
12 Sep, 2017

Me and my partner enjoyed the leather carving class booked with the Backstreet Academy. Firstly, I want to thank the people from Sovanna Phum theatre for their passion and help. The tutors were great, and even with a little English, they provided great service and friendly atmosphere. On the other... Read more

US$ 35.00 per guest
1 Review