Description of Traditional Indonesian Sarong
A sarong or sarung is a large tube or length of fabric, often wrapped around the waist, worn in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and on many Pacific islands. The fabric often has woven plaid or checkered patterns, or may be brightly colored by means of batik or ikat dyeing. Different types of sarongs are worn in different places in the world, notably, the lungi in India and the izaar in the Arabian Peninsula.
In Islamic literature, we find the following:
Abu Musa Abd Allah ibn Qays al-Ash'ari (رضي الله عنه) reports that Sayida Aishah (رضي الله عنها) showed a patched sheet, and the thick coarse sarong, then stated that when Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) passed away, he was wearing these clothes.
Ubayd bin Khalid (رضي الله عنه) reports that once when he was going to Medina he heard a person from behind me say, "Wear the sarong higher to avoid impurities". When he turned to see who was talking, he saw Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). Ubayd bin Khalid reported that he saw that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) sarong reached till half his shin.
Salamah ibn al-Akwa (رضي الله عنه) said, "Uthman ibn Affan (رضي الله عنه) wore his sarong till the middle of his shin and said, 'This is how my master the Prophet (ﷺ) wore his sarong'".
Details of Sarong
۩ Type: Sarong
۩ Gender: Men
۩ Material: Cotton
۩ Colours: Mauve, Black & Forest Green
۩ Approximate Width (front folded): 105 cm
۩ Approximate Length: 125 cm
۩ Country of Origin: Indonesia
۩ Style: Tumpal Gunungan
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