University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 83-43-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Dou Donggo
Provenience: Mbawa Village
Materials:Rayon (uncertain)
Length: 71cm
Width: 53cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Anne Just, 1983


Palace blouse (kebabu asi). When visiting the Sultan's palace, noble women of the Bima region traditionally wore a sober blouse of the type worn by commoners and were forbidden to wear jewelry. This example made of predyed synthetic material bought in Bima Town market. Made in 1983, Rasa Sarae. Plain dark brown blouse, of light weight material. Seamed down middle of front, handkerchief-hemmed at bottom, neck, and armholes. Machine sewn.

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