Friday, September 4, 2009
Devata, the heavenly goddesses of Angkor, from tomorrow until the end of November. The exhibits will showcase the work of a local artisan group formed under the tutelage of the late Ip Somol, the 'Dean of Khmer Arts.' Opening the event will be a lecture entitled Banteay Srei: A Citadel of Women, from Dr Olivier Cunin, a senior fellow at the Center for Khmer Studies and author of The Face Towers of Banteay Chhmar and Bayon, New Perspectives. The Sothea itself, is a quiet oasis in the midst of Siem Reap, with 39 suites, offering a highly-personalized service and focused on femininity.