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miniskirt miniskirt back

Like the Timor ikat man’s shirt, this miniskirt has been constructed from many patchwork pieces of old Timor ikat, stitched together into an item of tourist clothing (or, at least, what the Yosim Gallery considered to be popular tourist garb, when we bought this piece in Ubud in summer 0212. The ikat in this skirt looks particularly tattered and faded, except for the small patch bordered in blue. The side with the zipper has a crazy quilt appearance.  Cotton ikat, possibly natural dyes for some pieces; commercial dyes for other sections; strips of factory-made cotton as well.