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  • Indonesia
  • sarong, late 1800s–1974
  • Where object was made: Jawa, Indonesia
  • cotton
  • Object Length/Width: 221.5 x 100.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 87 3/16 x 39 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6660.01

The length of brown cotton cloth has an allover design. It has a white dotted grid with a black diamond-like design with brown crosses and four leaf-like elements. The brown portion between the black designs has black detail to make it look like a stylized flower. There is a white strip at either end.

This is the first piece, worn under other elements of the traditional attire.