tube skirt

Woman’s warp-faced cotton tube skirt, kain indu’, or kain kebat, in cotton cloth of market-bought yarn dyed for the most part with chemical dyes. It has a broad main panel of an ikat design, flanked by plain and patterned stripes in blue, red, yellow and white, on both sides. The warp ends are hand-stitched together to form a tube, so that when worn the stripes would have become bands. The ikat designs are in beige, drak red and dark brown against a dark red and brown ground. There is a wide band near each selvedge in lilac. The skirt cloth has been stitched across one opening to form a bag. Undup Iban, Sarawak.

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

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