Woman’s Skirt Cloth (Sampot)

This long, rectangular cloth is worn by women in Cambodia as a hip wrapper (sampot). It is patterned with large diamonds and geometric motif in red, orange, green, and yellow using weft ikat technique (Khmer: hol). Thus this cloth is often referred to as sampot hol.

Title: Woman’s Skirt Cloth (Sampot)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1990s

Geography: Cambodia

Culture: Khmer

Medium: Silk

Technique: Twill weave, tie-resist dyed weft (weft ikat)

Dimensions: 93 x 79 cm (36 5/8 x 31 1/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Leslie Nevison, 2021

Object ID Number: 2021.7.KT479