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
Traditional ethnic jewelry from south Sulawesi, this silver medallion is called a jumping and was tied around the waist of a young child to hide its sex. This was not done so much to preserve its modesty as to protect it from sorcery and malevolent spirits.
Traditionally the backs were made of a gold and silver alloy and the front sides were silver. This piece is 2-5/8 inches wide and 2-7/8 top to bottom. 19th to ea ...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.