Silk textile, resist tie dyed, synthetic dyes. Turn of the twentieth century, Cambodia. 184 x 89 cm. Motifs on the textile include a snake (naga) headed boat with a small pavilion, trees of life, an unidentified pyramidal mound, and fish. Although the form of the textile resembles that of traditional headcloths used by Muslim women in the region, the pictorial nature of this example suggests that it was not suitable for such a purpose and probably had another identity.
Photograph courtesy National Museum of Cambodia.