Image: Indonesian Textile E66092A
This Ikat Adat or traditional Ikat is a woman's sarong. It was made over a two year period between 1970 and 1972, by an elderly woman of Waibeli village in West Flores using only natural threads and dyes. The textile represents a significant design connected with the traditions of the village.
Sarong is a word adopted from Malay and it describes a large tube or sheet of fabric wrapped around the waist as an equivalent of a skirt, commonly used in South East Asia.
- Luisa Garfoot
- © Australian Museum