An image of sarong

Unknown Artist

sarong

Location
Not on display
Further information

The plaid or chequered skirtcloth, combined with a collarless white shirt and black cap was generally regarded as standard dress throughout Islamic Southeast Asia, the skirtcloth only recently being replaced by trousers. The spread of chequered designs, particularly throughout Southeast Asia, may be in large part attributed to Islam and the desire for a lack of ostentation in dress. This textile, with its distinctive purple and orange design, is embellished with a subtle border of gold at the hem and rectangular-shaped motifs over the body of the cloth.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

Place of origin
Sumatra, Indonesia
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, metallic thread; supplementary warp weave
Dimensions
106.0 x 81.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
251.2000
Copyright
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