Man’s check tubular skirt cloth, sarung, artificial silk, chiefly red, black and white. It is formed of two separate lengths of cloth arranged one above the other and stitched together along the selvedge. The resulting rectangle has then been stitched along the vertical edge to form a tube. The pattern is achieved simply by arranging warp threads in stripes on the loom, and weaving in similar bands across the width. The 'kepala' or 'head' of the skirt is indicated by introducing narrower bands across the weft than are made in the main body of the skirt during the weaving of this part. Unworn.
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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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: firstname.lastname@example.org