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K H M E R S I L KT U B E S K I R T S F R O M C A M B O D I A

'Sampot Samloy'

     
 

The fashion for tubeskirts in Cambodia seems to have followed a royal dictate in neighboring Siam from 1920 which prohibited women from wearing the longer ‘chawng kbun’ as hip-wrappers. Hence, it is probably safe to say that most of these tubeskirts date from after that time.

Woven in a twill weave, and patterned using the laborious
'hol', or 'ikat' technique, these skirts are of the finest silk and are often colored with natural dyes. Skirts of this quality are no longer easily found in Cambodia. We offer here a nicely varied collection of carefully chosen pieces in good condition. Please enjoy!

 
Khmer 'Sampot Samloy' - TACA125
TACA127
   
 
   
   
   
TACA118
TACA116
   
     
     
Khmer 'Sampot Samloy' - TACA579 reeling silk Khmer 'Sampot Samloy' - TACA575
Reeling the silk from the coccoon
     
     
     
   
  Natural golden silk thread  
     
     
     
  Tying threads  
  Tying the pattern on the weft threads  
     
     
     

tied threads  
  The tied threads, ready for dyeing  
     
     
     
  Weft 'hol' being woven  
  Weaving the weft-patterned cloth  
     
     
     
  'Apsara' at Banteay Srei temple  
  'Apsara' wearing hipwrapper at Banteay Srei temple  
     
     
     
  Angkor Wat Courtyard  
  Angkor Wat courtyard  
     
     



K H M E R S I L KS K I R T S F R O M C A M B O D I A

'Sampot Samloy'




 
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