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Ceremonial lower body wrapper (sampot hol; pha toi)

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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...

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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

Cambodian (Khmer), 19th century

Place of Use

South East Asia

Object Place

Gujarat, India

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)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes