Morrison Polkinghorne

Morrison Polkinghorne has spent his life devoted to the arts, his work evolving from textiles into the lotus ink paintings of today. A tassel maker and weaver by trade, Morrison is an authority on Southeast Asian fibres, while continuing to craft 19th century French-style trimmings for both his international clientele and heritage houses. Morrison moved from Sydney to Cambodia several years ago, and now presides over Bric-a-Brac Battambang, that city's leading boutique hotel and atelier. He is a native of Australia, raised both in Tasmania and outback Alice Springs, the latter where he developed a special affinity with Aboriginal art and nature. He is co-author and designer of The Burma Cookbook.

Photo: Christian Hogue