Daulton Art

 

Cambodian Skirt Cloth (sampot hol)

woman’s skirt cloth (sampot hol)

silk ikat (silk cloth patterned with resist-dyed weft thread)

37 ¾ x 66 1/8 in.

Cambodia

age unknown; perhaps early 20th century

 

provenance:  collected in Cambodia by Jack Daulton

 

Inv. no. 17

 

This beautiful skirt cloth is a Cambodian sarong (known as a sampot in Khmer, the Cambodian language), consisting of silk cloth patterned with resist-dyed weft thread, a technique known as ikat in insular Southeast Asia and as hol in Cambodia.

  

Reference:  Gillian Green.  Traditional Textiles of Cambodia: Cultural Threads and Material Heritage.  Chicago: Buppha Press, 2003

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