MANAVA products draws inspiration from Cambodian Kbach symbols, traditionally used in pottery and Cambodian temple carvings. Kbach refers to any Cambodian art-form or style in the Khmer, but more commonly relating to decorative elements of Cambodian architecture.
Kbach shapes are abstractions of nature-based imagery
The 'Chakachan' basket is inspired by the Kbach Chakachan cake symbol. We took this symbol and created our own unique pattern with it.
The shape of the 'Chakachan' basket was inspired by this 19th to 20th century bowl, commonly used to store the leaves of betel which are widely used in Asia for a variety things including; traditional ceremonies, antiseptic and teeth cleaning.