skirt

Green pelangi silk skirt cloth, sarung. Formed of a wide length of silk fabric first dyed yellow before patterns were stitched into it. Some small simple elements appear to have been reserved in wax. The cloth was then dyed green, and the stitching and wax then removed, leaving a design in yellow on a green ground. The ends of the cloth were then stitched together neatly by hand with black thread. The design for the main body is of simple shapes arranged regularrly into diamond shapes or bays with a four-pointed star shape at the centre of each. A curvlinear design within two dotted lines forms a border at top and bottom of the cloth. The rest of the design consists of a panel known as the head, or kepala, formed of two vertical rows of opposing triangles between two rectangular panels. Within each triangle and panel is a schematic vegetal design. Circumference at waist 2160mm.

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