loincloth; textile; samphot hol

Skirt cloth (samphot hol) made from twill-woven silk, predominantly decorated with an ikat panel on an overall red ground. The panel contains interlaced diamond motifs in yellow and blue-black, with a fringe-like detail on the longer sides. Next to this is a border containing a diamond lattice pattern framed by different coloured bands. The shorter sides are framed by a thin yellow stripe. The wider red border on these sides is divided by a set of ikat stripes. The wider centre is flanked by narrower ones (framed with fine stripes). The shorter sides of the textile have been hemmed.

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