Image: Indonesian Textile E66092A

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

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