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andoon malong (girl's skirt)
  • unknown Maranao maker
  • andoon malong (girl's skirt), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • silk thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 142.5 x 76.5 cm length is from open end to open end
    Object Length/Width: 56 1/8 x 30 1/8 in length is from open end to open end
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6659

Two lengths of fabric are sewn side by side, and then closed as a tube. The fabric has a red-purple field with ikat decoration and small white triangles down either side of each panel. Each panel has the same decoration, aligned with the other. There are two bands of yellow triangles with a band of orange, green, and white x-like shapes with detail in contrasting color. There are smaller diamonds between them in white and dark blue, yellow and green. The wide band has a red-purple field and regularly placed flower-like designs in solid yellow or orange, green, dark blue, and white and diamonds in white and green.

The remainder is decorated with a series of white diamond outlines of small triangles. There is a smaller diamond in pink, dark blue, green, and orange or a white cross with dark blue, green, and orange at lateral points on the diamonds. The flower-like designs in each diamond are white, yellow, pink, green, dark blue, and blue.