sarong

Large orange, purple and gold textile length which, when sewn together at the warp ends, would make a tubular skirt cloth. The warp is a fine orange/red silk. A wide central panel, known as the 'kepala', has an orange ground, and regularly spaced on it are gold-coloured eight-pointed stars alternating with smaller geometric motifs. This panel is framed on all four sides with a geometric pattern. Flanking the kepala is the main field, the 'badan', which is purple and another section of it has a cream/purple shot silk ground. The 'badan' contains small-scale 'X'-shaped motifs, laid out on the diagonal. The gold-coloured patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft using metal-wrapped thread. [Textile]

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk