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Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

The tiles are known for their longevity, their mosaic patterns, and for becoming smoother and more beautiful with time.

The craft managed to survive the Khmer Rouge. But with business in decline and local masters ageing, are its days numbered?

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