tube skirt

Woman’s warp-faced cotton tube skirt, kain indu’, or kain kebat, in largely handspun handwoven cotton cloth coloured with natural and chemical dyes. It has a broad main panel of an ikat design, flanked on each side by a band containing mostly plain stripes in machine-spun chemical dyed yarns and three stripes of ikat. 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, russet and dark brown against a russet ground, the russet dye having leached into the beige somewhat. There is a narrow band near each selvedge in dark brown. Undup Iban, Sarawak.

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

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