Ceremonial lower body wrapper (sampot hol; pha toi)

Cambodian (Khmer)
19th century

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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