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For the linguistic term, a level of politeness, see Javanese
Market woman with Krama in Kampong Thom
Farmer and his son wearing krama khmer scarves in Siem Reap

A krama (Khmer: ក្រមារ) is a sturdy traditional Cambodian garment with many uses, including as a scarf, bandanna, to carry children, to cover the face, and for decorative purposes. It is worn by men, women and children, and can be fairly ornate, though most typical kramas contain a gingham pattern of some sort, and traditionally come in either red or blue. It is the Cambodian national symbol. It can be also be folded as a hammock.[citation needed]

A closely related Thai garment is known as pha khao ma (ผ้าขาวม้า) and is worn in the Isan region by locals and by ethnic Khmers.[1]

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