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  • Indonesia
  • sarong, late 1800s–1974
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • cotton, dyeing, ikat
  • Object Length/Width: 182 x 96 cm
    Object Length/Width: 71 5/8 x 37 3/4 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3679

The length fabric is hemmed at either end. It has a brown field and is decorated with five and a half dragons. Each dragon has a pink face with two eyes visible and yellow eyebrows. The open mouth is in profile, showing a pink tongue. The snake-like body is outlined with pink, red and yellow. The field is filled with pink and red and yellow dots. There are yellow "X's" and curlicues, pink and red wavy lines in the negative space around the dragons. There is a red border at the selvage edges and a pink line close to either edge.