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Indonesia

Itie van Hout

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Diverse cultural elements have shaped the Indonesian archipelago, changing dress traditions. Before weaving was known, leaves, plant fibers, and barkcloth were used for clothing. Cotton, not native to Indonesia, may have arrived from India. Early clothing probably consisted of loincloths and hip wrappers. Later dress, particularly ceremonial, comprised layers of clothing. Textiles, imbued with magical qualities, were crucial to relationships between the supernatural and human worlds. By the seven

Ethnic Dress and Adornment of the Dayaks of Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan

Edric Ong

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Colonizers used the term Dayak for non-Islamic indigenous peoples of Borneo, divided into Sarawak and Sabah, the two East Malaysian states, and Kalimantan in Indonesia and Brunei. It is less used now, as ethnic groups wish to be identified by their own names. The oral history of the indigenous peoples of Sarawak, Sabah, and Kalimantan is rich in myths closely related to textiles, dress, and ornaments. The Iban, comprising 30 percent of the state’s population, have one of the richest textile tradi

Beads, Prestige and Life Among the Kelabit of Sarawak, East Malaysia

Monica Janowski

Source: Beads and Bead Makers. Gender, Material Culture and Meaning 1998

Book chapter

The Kelabit Highlands is part of an inland tableland at about 3000–3500 feet above sea level which spans Kalimantan, which is part of Indonesia, and Sarawak and Sabah, which are part of Malaysia. A number of rivers originate in the Highlands which is quite clearly separated from other areas by mountains and difficult terrain. The part of this tableland which forms the Kelabit Highlands is in Sarawak, and is at the headwaters of the Baram, which drains to the sea near Miri, also in Sarawak. It is

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