Cambodia – manufacture, a craft passed down through generations

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Siam Reap – Cambodia

Despite the many difficulties he faces, the young blacksmith Ran Norpoan continues his difficult profession in the manufacture of swords, which he learned from his grandfather in his early years. As he displays his distinctive crafts after finishing manufacturing them in a cafe in the middle of his village in the northwestern Cambodia of Siem Reap province to sell them to support his family. Young Norpoan fears that this traditional craft inherited through generations in his province will disappear due to the lack of many people buying these tools and the market demands stop, forcing a large number of blacksmiths to stop this profession and search for another job. Norpoan hopes that the craft of making swords will be supported in the future.


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