All You Should Know About Indonesian Sarongs

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Sarongs or traditional skirts most of the time are considered as women’s fashion. But, this particular clothing is worn by both men and women in any part of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Indonesian Sarongs itself are related to everyday clothing, but behind its usage, this sarong also holds quite a lot of history. Here is a tad bit of information for you.

Everyday Clothing And Multifunctional Fabrics

Most of the time, sarongs are used as everyday clothing. For the men, in particular, the tube-shaped sarong is used for praying cloth. But at some point, it also is worn for keeping warm on a cool evening, impromptu sheet for napping, or even fashion. But for women, most of the time sarong skirt will be the accompaniment of formal clothing linked with Kebaya.

Motif, Pattern, And Dyed Method 

When it comes to Indonesia, Sarongs are known as a fabric that is mostly used as a skirt. The fabric mostly has a woven plaid or checkered pattern. Based on its design and model, sarong will be worn by different people. The simple one tends to be used around the waist by men, while the fancy one tends to be used by women.

Indonesian Sarongs are highly attached to Muslim society in this country. Thus many were used as a particular religious’ identity.¬† With different usage, come different design and material. The materials used vary from silk, polyester, or silk. Along with it, sarongs also have a different dyed method. From the classic traditional batik method to modern printing.

All in all, this piece of fabric come in many different motif, design, and usage. In Indonesia itself, the name Sarong tends to refers to the men tube sarong. It is commonly used as everyday clothing and praying cloth. But it doesn’t end at that, some sarong with flowery design, batik motif, and models are also linked to women Kebaya clothing or fashion.

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