Daulton Art

Woman's head cloth (kiet),

Cambodia

Woman's head cloth (kiet)

Cambodia

age unknown; perhaps first half of 20th century

resist tie-dyed silk

width 35 x length 88 1/2 inches

 

provenance:  collected in Cambodia by Jack Daulton

 

Inv. no. 27


The central field features a pagoda motif with naga (serpent) finials on the upturned eaves.


These tie-dyed head cloths are associated with the Cham or Malay (Muslim)

minority in Cambodia, but the presence of the pagoda motif suggests that this head cloth was made for a Cambodian (Khmer) Buddhist market.


References:


Gillian Green, Traditional Textiles of Cambodia (Chicago: Buppha Press, 2003), 172-179.


Gillian Green, Pictorial Cambodian Textiles (Bangkok: River Books, 2008), 61-73 (see, esp., 71-73).

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