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Woman’s tubular skirt

Woman’s tubular skirt
(Malong landap)
(mid 20th century)

silk, dyes
162.2 cm (centre back) 89.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Mindanao, Philippines
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Ruth Clemens, 2013
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The skirt, malong landap, is made from sections of cloth woven in purple silk thread which are joined with multi-coloured slit tapestry weave bands (langkit) to form a tubular garment. The patterns of the slit tapestry weave bands identify separate Maranao communities and are related to the patterns (okir) carved in wood by the men of the community. They often reference vegetal forms including scrolling vine and fern, leaf and bud, as seen on this example.