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Wedding Skirt

A tapis is a skirt worn by women in South Sumatra. It is a regional variation of the traditional skirt or sarong worn by both genders all over Indonesia. A tapis is sewn into the shape of a tube and worn around the waist or tucked under the arms. This tapis shows a range of warm browns and yellows, dyed with vegetable substances like turmeric root and soga, a dye made from the barks and roots of trees. It is embroidered with mirrors, silk threads and shiny metallic threads couched on the surface in patterns of scrolls and stars.

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