Sunday, October 2, 2011



The name sarong/sarung was originated from the Malay word means 'covering'. The sarong is traditionally a garment of the Java and Malay archipelago which tied around the waist. Sometimes, Malay women also use sarong as  some sort of a shawl to cover they head. Another type of sarong called 'batik' is a method of decorating a fabric practiced by natives Indonesians for centuries. The decorations consist of animals or plants abstract designs. There are batik remains which indicate that this method has been in use for over 1,000 years and were handed down among family members. The Batik method is believed to have been brought to Europe by Dutch traders. In the 19th century, Western artisans began adopting this art form.


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