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.
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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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