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Woman's sarong

Woman's sarong

  • Place of origin:

    Makassar (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Sir Michael Sadler C.B., K.C.S.I. through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    IM.288-1921

  • 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)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton

Dimensions

Length: 72 in, Width: 49 in

Descriptive line

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

Categories

Women's clothes; Textiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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