tube skirt

Woman’s warp-faced cotton tube skirt, kain indu’, or kain kebat, in handwoven cotton cloth decorated with a wide panel of bands of designs embroidered on a red ground in yellow, blue, green, black and white yarns. To either side of this main panel is a narrow band of warp stripes in plain red, black yellow, green and white.The warp ends are hand-stitched together to form a tube, so that when worn the stripes would have been horizontal bands. There is a wide band near each selvedge in black. Undup Iban, Sarawak.

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

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