Woman’s Tube Skirt (Kain Kebat)

Kain kebat is a ceremonial cloth worn by Iban women for importan occasions such as as setting out food offerings for the gods and spirits or dyeing the threads for weaving textiles.

Title: Woman’s Tube Skirt (Kain Kebat)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Before 1900

Geography: Malaysia, Borneo

Culture: Iban

Medium: Cotton

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed warp (warp ikat)

Dimensions: 58.5 x 114 cm (23 x 45 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Helena Hernmarck in memory of Mary Kahlenberg, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT743