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Collection

Cambodia

Title
Woman’s skirt cloth
Place of origin
Cambodia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
silk with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft weaving
Dimensions

94.3 x 197.3 cm (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
85.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

This piece of silk cloth would have been used as a skirt cloth by a woman. It is decorated with stripes, diamond and floral motifs, and candlestick-like shapes that are protective diagrams. The latter decoration is a central Thai influence. Unusually, there is no border section along the sides of the textile. The cloth is composed of two pieces of fabric, indicating that it was woven on a backstrap loom and that it may be a provincial textile.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.