sarong; tube skirt

Tube skirt for woman formed of two lengths of handwoven ikat-patterned cotton cloth, machine-stitched together along one selvedge horizontally as worn, and also along the side seam from top to bottom of the skirt. The pattern is symmetrical about the selvedge join, with two bands of floral scrolling above the main band which has a peacock motif; narrower bands of geometric patterns between. Main ground is reddish brown [mengkudu] colour; background of peacock has been overdyed with dark blue to make very dark brown; other areas are natural cream with blue flecks. Front and back have same design: one peacock top and bottom, front and back. Sikka, Flores.

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