tube skirt

Woman’s warp-faced cotton tube skirt, kain indu’, or kain kebat, in largely handspun handwoven cotton cloth coloured with natural dyes. It has a broad main panel divided into bands of an ikat design, each flanked by bands containing plain stripes in several colours. This main panel also flanked on each side by a band of stripes, the outermost in plain white, red, yellow, and black. The warp ends are hand-stitched together to form a tube, so that when worn the stripes would have become horizontal bands. The ikat designs are in beige, reddish brown and black against a reddish brown and black ground. There is a wide band near each selvedge in dark grey. One opening has been stitched closed to form the skirt into a bag. Undup Iban, Sarawak.

woman's garment also used for carrying special things on ceremonial occasions

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