Known in Cambodia as a sampot this silk ikat was used as a woman's dress. Such skirts were sometimes sewn into tubes and some were simply tucked in around the waist. It would date from the prewar years in Cambodia.
It measures 68 x 38 inches. It is in good condition except for one two-inch slit near one of the corners and shown in close up in photo #6. In the horizontal overall photo it is two or three inches f ...click for details
We recently visited Cambodia and were able to find several silk weft-patterned ikats dating from the period before the Vietnam war. This one, like most, had been sewn into a woman's sarong. It measures 38" x 64" and is in very good condition showing little wear and with only one tiny hole less than the size of a grain of rice. Very typical muted natural colors.