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Woman's sarong

Woman's sarong

  • Place of origin:

    Makassar (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Michael Sadler C.B., K.C.S.I. through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's sarong (Lipa) or skirt cloth woven in white, yellow, green, pink and black cotton on a red cotton ground. Woven on a hand-loom (kain lurih). The design of the field consists of alternate white and yellow stripes. At one end is a wide kapala with the 'tumpal' ornament of two opposed rows of triangular 'teeth' interspersed with small squares for stars. The borders of the kapala have wide and narrow bands of contingent diamonds in yellow, white, green and pink.

Place of Origin

Makassar (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques



Length: 72 in, Width: 49 in

Descriptive line

Woman's sarong (Lipa) or skirt cloth woven in cotton, Makassar, Indonesia, 18th century


Women's clothes; Textiles


South & South East Asia Collection

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