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 pink silk. A wide central panel, known as the 'kepala', has an orange ground, and in the centre of it are rows of alternating patterns: an eight-pointed star flanked by two small circular motifs, alternating with two stars separated by a circular motif. This patterning continues on either side but has additionally fine cream stripes bisecting the motifs. The kepala is framed with zig zag patterning. The main field, or 'badan' has a purple ground and contains two small-scale geometric motifs, laid out on the diagonal. The gold-coloured patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft using metal-wrapped thread. Parts of the main field are faded. [Textile]

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