Hand-painted bottles as a souvenir from Siem Reap and Angkor
At Sombai, the hand-painted bottles are made by young Cambodian artists. They represent several typical themes specific to the region: the temples, of course, and also the Apsara dancers, the Cambodian countryside and daily activities on the Tonle Sap Lake. All these images are captured as souvenir, a memento from your stay in Siem Reap.
Sealed with a screwed top and offered in locally-made palm leaf boxes, the bottles have travelled safely all over the world. The palm leaf boxes (also called smock) are typical of Cambodia as the palm tree is the national tree here. They are coloured with natural pigments making it a gorgeous gift box.
The bottles also are colourful, proudly ‘wearing’ a traditional krama on the cap or around the bottle neck. The Sombai painted-bottles enable you to bring back home souvenirs or offer a wonderful gift both very original and unique. Moreover, we offer some small fit-for-carry-on luggage bottles. This will allow you to bring it back even if you do not have any check-in luggage.
More than a plain bottle
Once the bottles are emptied, you can easily re-used it to decorate your home while reminding you of the Wonders of Cambodia. This is a responsible way to avoid wastage and protect the environment.
Interested in taking a souvenir from Siem Reap back home?
Feel free to come to our workshop or on the souvenir markets downtown for a free tasting. There you can choose the flavour that you prefer and the painting that you like the most. You can also come to the workshop and see the painters at work.