tube skirt

Woman’s warp-faced cotton tube skirt, kain indu’, or kain kebat, in handwoven cotton cloth coloured chiefly with natural dyes. The broad main panel of the design is of ikat, and is flanked on each side by a band of narrow stripes, with bands of ikat between in the same materials as the main panel. 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 and dark brown ground. One opening has been stitched together to transform the skirt into a bag. There is a wide band near each selvedge in grey. Undup Iban, Sarawak.

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

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