sarong; textile

Man's silk songket sarong. It has a chequered pattern worked in blues, browns and purples, with some yellow. The largest area of the cloth, the 'badan', also contains ikat blocks. The 'kepala', the narrower, vertical section, has a smaller chequered pattern, with dark brown and blue blocks and finer yellow checks, which appear as stripes when worn. Whenever there is a colour change in the weft, a gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread has been inserted, using continuous supplementary weft. [Textile]

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