jacket (clothing: outerwear)

Warp faced man's cotton jacket, 'kalambi'. It is predominantly red, with fine black, yellow and white stripes which are in the warp of the cloth from which it is made. All edges, including the sleeve cuffs but excluding the lower back, are trimmed with black cotton cloth stitched by hand to the body and sleeves. The lower part of the back of the jacket has a badge formed of geometric motifs worked across the weft in white cotton, using a needle-darning technique. Below the badge is a row of pompoms in repeating sequences of yellow, black, white and red. Undup Iban.

worn by men for special occasions.

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