Sarong

Batik sarongs, such as this, were worn by nonyas to match their baju panjang and kebaya. Nonyas often preferred to get their sarongs from batik cities on the North Coast of Java, where some of the best workshops can be found. This piece reflects the Peranakan aesthetics for sarongs, a predominance of floral motifs, birds and butterflies.

Date/Period
Mid 20th century
Region
Indonesia
Dimension
Gross measurement: H: 106.5 x W: 91.6
Accession No.
2011-02436
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Chia Guat Hua, Larry S H Chia, and Chia Ai Li in memory of their mother Foo Pee Yeok, the late Mrs Chia Boon Chin
Category
Garments and Accessories