Understanding Khmer Hol

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:30 am

By sharing my experience visiting and studying in Cambodia, participants will gain an understanding of Khmer Hol by viewing work being done in Cambodia by Khmer weavers. 

You will also come to understand the history of Khmer weaving viewing photos of Angkor Wat and other sites with carved statues of women in traditional patterned skirts. Modern brides still wear these patterned silk skirts.  Photos  of these brides standing in ancient Khmer ruins will amaze you.  

The technique used to tie, dye and weave these patterns will be explained and demonstrated through photos of my work and Cambodia weavers.

close up showing bundles of yarn wrapped in spots to serve as a resist when dyeing is an example of the Khmer Hol program topic
weaving in progress made from ikat-dyed yarn is an example of the Khmer Hol program topic
woman starting to wind yarn to prepare for dyeing is an example of the Khmer Hol program topic

Speaker

Headshot of speaker Barb Cabral

Barb Cabral

Our time: 10:17am UTC