- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Hip Wrapper (Pha Nung) with Stylized Floral and Foliate Decor
- Textile Arts
- Work Type
- 19th century
- Creation Place: Southeast Asia, Thailand
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Blue silk with supplementary red silk and gold wefts
- 237.5 x 99.1 cm (93 1/2 x 39 in.)
- Private Collection, Phnom Penh, (by 1921), sold; to Louis V. Ledoux Collection, New York (1921-1948), by descent; to his son L. Pierre Ledoux, New York (1948-2001), by inheritance; to his widow Joan F. Ledoux, New York, (2001-2013), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2013.
1. Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948)
2. L. Pierre Ledoux (1912-2001)
3. On long term loan to Harvard Art Museums from 1985 to 2013.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Louis V. Ledoux Collection; Gift of Mrs. L. Pierre Ledoux in memory of her husband
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- A long bolt of cloth worn wrapped around the hips, this garment, known as a “pha nung,” is made of royal blue silk with decorative patterns woven in supplementary wefts of dark red silk and gold threads. A large, rectangular decorative field of rerepeated patterns of stylized flowers and leaves appears at the center of the wrapper; borders of styled flowers and geometric designs frame the central field. The ends of the cloth sport repeated bands of stylized leaves in triangular formations. An especially luxurious textile, this “pha nung” was likely made for a wealthy client.
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