Cambodian Clothing


Most Cambodians dress up casually except when they are attending formal events. It is common to see men and women using Krama, a Long, Narrow checked cotton cloth round their neck. The krama is just like a piece of clothe.

Lightweight, loose-fitting, cotton clothing is recommended and long-sleeved items should be included for protection from mosquitoes and the sun. 

Cambodian Clothing

Cambodian Clothing

Textiles in Cambodia

There are three important silk textiles in Cambodia. They include the ikat silks (chong kiet in Khmer), or hol, the twill-patterned silks and the weft ikat textiles. Patterns are made by tying natural and synthetic fibers on the weft threads and then it is dyed. 

Cambodian Clothing

Cambodian Clothing

Sampot

The sampot is the national garment of Cambodia. The traditional dress is similar to those worn in the neighboring countries of Laos and Thailand, but variations do exist between the countries. The sampot dates back to the Funan era when a Cambodian king allegedly ordered the people of his kingdom to wear the sampot at the request of Chinese envoys.

Cambodian Clothing

Cambodian Clothing

Kroma – Khmer Scarf

Beneath the warm Cambodian sun, a person’s productivity relies heavily upon the suitability of one’s dress. Since little is accomplished in blisteringly hot clothes, Khmer people for generations have tied kromas around their waists to work and play in cool comfort.

Cambodian Clothing

Cambodian Clothing

The Khmer scarf Cambodia, woven from cotton or silk, has been a fashion staple since Ancient times. While some claim the thin cloth, wrapped around one’s head or neck, is used primarily to wipe the sweat from a hot face, others say wearing a kroma is as ‘Khmer’ as wearing a necktie is American.Srey Yar Savdy.

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