MANAVA

“Artisan craft helps us reignite that connection through the stories of where they’ve come from and how they’re made. This is what I want to share with the world through Manava.“

FOUNDED BY

Ka-Lai Chan & Baraing Tho

about manava

2 full-time employees & 24 artisans

OUR DESIGN

WEAVING

The artisan women develop high quality rattan products such as baskets, bags, lamps, and soon small furniture. This unique weaving style is exclusive to the village and maintained in order to preserve an important part of Cambodia’s legacy. 

MATERIALS

Manava works with a rattan palm material called "pdau" and willow grass called "la paek". This palm and grass are fast growing and found throughout Cambodia. Because Manava believes in sustainable harvests, the brand carefully limits what is reaped in order to provide for continued future growth.

Meet the artisans

Mrs. Long Ya