No, not kharma, krama!
I must admit I didn’t know the term either until we found one of these on our bedside tables this evening:
It’s a scarf!
(folded in half for this photo)
There is a reason you see these for sale a lot in markets round here when looking at fabric type things – they are an important part of the traditional outfit in Cambodia. The red and white colouring is very traditional too. They do come in other colours, but unfortunately blue and white has a sad meaning for some.
A lot of people would assume that the scarf is usually worn round the neck, but that is not the case in this instance (it’s actually a tad short for that – I tried it). We’ve seen it used around the head, but this article says there are a lot more uses than that (it also gives a lot more information than that!).
Now as I don’t wear scarves, what should I do with it? I don’t want to waste it (or them)…