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An image of Ceremonial skirtcloth (sampot chawng kbun) by
Alternate image of Ceremonial skirtcloth (sampot chawng kbun) by

Cambodia

Title
Ceremonial skirtcloth (sampot chawng kbun)
Place of origin
Cambodia
Year
circa 1900
Media category
Textile
Materials used
silk and natural dyes; twill weave, weft ikat
Dimensions

90.0 x 298.4 cm

Credit
Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003
Accession number
232.2003
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

This Khmer weft ikat textile is less finely worked and intricate than 'Ceremonial cloth 'sampot rbauk'' (Acc.no. 230.2003), however it is interesting for its clever all-over diamond and swastika design. The end borders are decorated with a pattern of alternating 'yantra' and bird in a design reminiscent of Indian textile patterns.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.318.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 318 (colour illus.). The colour illus. is a detail of this work.

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015