Khmer Traditional Custom Dressing
Traditional Cambodian clothing is broadly referred to as Sampot with many variations as the National Dress of Cambodia. Assisting on one status in Khmer society, Khmer clothing has varied by region and time, and each social class has a different sense of fashion. Generally, the new fashion which had been invented in the current period will always be passed down to the next period but just with some elimination replaced by a new version but some clothing had been disappeared through the new era for long times and restored in another period due to the popularity.
Sampot ( For Men or Women)
The sampot is the national garment of Cambodia. The traditional dress for men or women is similar to those worn in the neighboring countries of Laos and Thailand.
Sampot Chang Kben ( For Men or Women)
Sampot Chang Kben is the preferred choice of clothing for women of upper and middle classes for daily wear. This practice of daily wear died out at the beginning of the twentieth century. Unlike the typical Sampot, it is more of a pant than a skirt. It is a rectangular piece of cloth measuring 3 meters long and one meter wide. It is worn by wrapping it around the waist, stretching it away from the body and twisting the knot.
Sampot Phamuong ( Made by Silk)
Sampot Phamuong is many different variations of traditional Khmer textiles. They are single colored and twill woven. There are currently 52 colors used in Sampot Phamuong. The most valued silk used to create the Phamuong is Cambodian yellow silk, known for its fine quality. New designs draw inspiration from ancient patterns of old silk. Here’s below some kind of Sampot were used daily life of Khmer.
Sampot Hol, Sampot Tep Apsara, Sampot Samloy, Sampot Chorabap, Sampot Sang, Sampot Seai Sua, Sampot Lbak