Sarong

This sarong belongs to the Peranakan Chinese and would have been worn with a blouse known as a ‘kebaya’. It features large floral bouquets along with butterflies and birds. Peranakan Chinese batik is noted for its gay colours—such as shades of orange, yellow, pink and mauve—made possible by the use of imported chemical dyes from Europe beginning in the 19th century.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Pekalongan, Java
Dimension
Object size: L:110.0 x W:100.5
Accession No.
1997-04178
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Garments and Accessories