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Fragment of lower body wrapper (sampot; sampot chwang kbun)

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Violet-red ground covered with semi-geometric design motifs created by weft yarn resist-dyed technique called "hol," (or ikat). The design elements are purple, yellow, green, and violet red. In the spaces separating the geometric figures are neutral violet serpent-like forms outlined with...

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Provenance

1925, purchased from or through Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Needham, MA, by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1925)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Cambodian, 18th to 19th century

Object Place

Cambodia

Dimensions

75 x 167 cm (29 1/2 x 65 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.61

Medium or Technique

Silk, natural dyes; uneven twill weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed (hol, ikat)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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