Red silk skirt cloth, sarung, decorated with gold thread supplementary weft (songket) in the panel and borders, and ikat patterning in the main field, or badan. The ikat design in the body consists of a lattice of diamond shapes, each enclosing a four-petalled rosette. The motifs have been created by tying the weft threads before dyebaths of blue and yellow, reserving them from the effect of the last red dyebath. The main panel, or kepala, is elaborately decorated with a regular pattern of abstract vegetal forms in a symmetrical arrangement dominated by opposing triangles to each side of the vertical axis, made with metal-wrapped thread. A border along the top and bottom of the skirt, which has been sewn into a tube, echoes the designs of the main panel.

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