sarong

Large, rectangular textile length, which could be made into a sarong, or tubular skirt cloth. (The warp ends are unfinished.) The warp is cotton, the weft silk. The main field, known as the 'badan', has a small red and yellow regular chequered pattern, which is broken up with a small geometric motif, worked in continuous supplementary weft, using gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread. There is a wide stripe (using a red weft), known as the 'kepala', which has rows of eight-pointed stars alternating with circles, separated by thin cream / yellow bands.

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