Ceremonial lower body wrapper (sampot hol; pha toi)

Cambodian (Khmer)
19th century


Object Place: Gujarat, India; Place of Use: South East Asia

Dimensions

Overall: 325 x 92cm (127 15/16 x 36 1/4in.)

Accession Number

21.10

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, weft yarn resist-dyed (ikat)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular lower body wrapper of plain-weave silk with design in main field of repeating lozenges composed of singular floral motifs enclosed by diamond shape in red, yellow, green and blue, created by the weft ikat process; border on each lengthwise edge of similar motifs and deep border on each crosswise end with interlocking triangle variation pattern; for ceremonial use, possibly in the Thai court; shows influence of Indian patola cloth.

Provenance

1921, purchased from or through Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Needham, MA, by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund