The Sampot (Khmer: សំពត់, Sâmpót [sɑmput]), a long, rectangular cloth worn around the lower body, is a traditional dress in Cambodia. It can be draped and folded in several different ways. The traditional dress is similar to the dhoti of Southern Asia.
What does sampot symbolize?
One of the most recognizable pieces of traditional clothing in Cambodia is the sampot, an elegant and versatile piece of clothing that symbolizes Cambodia in every way.
How do you wear a sampot?
Sampot Chang Kben
It is worn by wrapping the material around the waist and pulling away from the body. A knot is then drawn between the legs and held in place by a belt. In modern Cambodia, it is worn by women for special occasions.
What is sampot Hol made of?
Sampot Hol is another typical traditional textile made from silk. It has become a genuine Khmer art style for hundreds of years. The sampot hol comes in over 200 patterns and three to five colors (yellow, red, brown, blue and green). Patterns are usually animals and geometric or floral motifs.
What is the Cambodian term for wrap skirt?
Sompot Hol (Khmer: សំពត់ហូល ALA-LC: saṃbát hūl) is a typical traditional textile. There are two kinds of Sompot Hol; one is a wrapping skirt that uses a technique called chong kiet; the other uses a twill weave. Influenced by the Indian patola, it has become a genuine Khmer art style after hundreds of years.
What comes to your mind about Cambodian sampot?
Sampot. Sampot is the national garment of Cambodia, dating back to the Funan era when important Chinese diplomats asked the Cambodian king to order the people to cover themselves. Still commonly worn today in rural areas, the sampot is worn by both men and women as a form of sarong.