Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sarong Yourself with Silk

I'm not sure what the heck a sarong really is so I looked it up on Wikipedia. (See below), but I imagine it being worn by svelte women who live or visit Hawaii frequently. Or it could be taken poolside to coyly begarb yourself, if you want to visit the bar for a coconut and pineapple concoction with a little umbrella adornment. I do associate the word with a feminine gesture of poise and elegance. This colorful sarong, hand painted by artist Sharon Lewis, is beautiful enough to hang on the wall, and I wasn't too far off if you see the reference below. You just might need a sarong for the holidays, and a prettier one you'll not find anywhere.////Ruth Mitchell

A sarong or sarung (pronounced [ˈsaɾoŋ] in Malay, and IPA: /səˈrɒŋ/ in English) is a large sheet of fabric, often wrapped around the waist and worn as a skirt by men and women throughout much of south Asia and southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa, and on many Pacific islands. The fabric is often brightly coloured or printed with intricate patterns, often depicting animals or plants, checkered or geometric patterns, or resembling the results of tie dying. Sarongs are also used as wall hangings and other forms of clothing, such as shawls, baby carriers, complete dresses or upper body clothing.

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