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Sarong

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The sarong is a wrapper sewn together into a tube. Both men and women in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia wear it. In Indonesia the sarong is an item of everyday dress as well as an essential component of formalized ethnic dress....

Snapshot: Priscilla Shunmugam

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Priscilla Shunmugam launched women’s wear label Ong Shunmugam in Singapore in 2010. Her first collection, “Orientalism,” was based on the book by Edward Said and used traditional textiles and dress silhouettes from Asia as materials...

Colonial Influence on the Sarong and Kain in Java

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The sarong, a tubular stitched cloth, and the kain, a rectangular cloth, are iconic items in the Indonesian dress lexicon. Both the single rectangular cloth and the tubular cloth are lengths of material that are woven in Indonesia...

Country Review: Singapore

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The year 2018 shaped up to be one of recalibration for Singaporean fashion; Singapore Fashion Week took a hiatus for the first time in a decade, and the Textile and Fashion Federation opened a new coworking space to support fashion...

The Sarong Kebaya of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The epical images on bas-reliefs of Javanese classical monuments such as Prambanan and Borobudur suggest that the courts of central Java preserved many facets of ancient society. Dress was one of them. Outside the ritual-bound context...