Blue and white (kelengan) sarong

This colour combination of blue and white batik sarong is known as kelengan. The body of the sarong is decorated by large lotus buds while the front panel is decorated by patchwork designs, known as tambal motifs. Batik sarongs were worn by Peranakan Chinese in the Strait Settlements and Indonesia as a skirt to accompany a top known as a kebaya.

Date/Period
1900 - 1920
Region
North Coast of Java
Dimension
Object size: 106.0 x 100.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-02120
Material
Cotton (drawn batik)
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Garments and Accessories

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