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Sarong Collection

Background imageSarong Collection: Juan les Pins travel poster

Juan les Pins travel poster
Poster advertising the fashionable resort of Juan les Pins on the Cote d Azur in the Alpes Maritime region of South East France

Background imageSarong Collection: Madimba - Congo - Pipe-smoking lady

Madimba - Congo - Pipe-smoking lady
A rather powerful looking lady from the Congo, smoking a pipe and carrying a large wicker basket on her head. She is the wife of the Chief of the Mpongo Tribe of Kibweta, Madimba, Congo, Africa

Background imageSarong Collection: Mali, Africa - Young women from Timbuktu

Mali, Africa - Young women from Timbuktu
Mali, Africa - Two young women from Timbuktu Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSarong Collection: Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu

Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSarong Collection: Pacific Islands, Oceania: portrait of young women

Pacific Islands, Oceania: portrait of young women
Vintage 19th century photograph - Oceania, Pacific Islands, probably Fiji, Tahiti or Western Samoa: portrait of young women in a studio setting

Background imageSarong Collection: Costumes of the people of Java, Indonesia, circa 1800

Costumes of the people of Java, Indonesia, circa 1800
Costumes of the people of Java, Indonesia. Man in cap and skirt, nobleman in cotton robe with cudgel, woman in sarong, female dancer, and man in loincloth

Background imageSarong Collection: Native woman from the Saltikoff Islands, Marshall Islands

Native woman from the Saltikoff Islands, Marshall Islands
Native woman from the Saltikoff Islands, Ratak chain, Marshall Islands, with headdress, flower earrings, tattoos and sarong

Background imageSarong Collection: Javanese man of the upper classes, a mantri

Javanese man of the upper classes, a mantri, wearing a silk sabook girdle and wide djarit sarong and sikapan vest. He carries a kris in his girdle

Background imageSarong Collection: Javanese chief in ordinary dress wearing a sarong with kris

Javanese chief in ordinary dress wearing a sarong with kris
Javanese chief, Indonesia, in ordinary dress wearing a sarong with kris. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a painting by William Daniell from Frederic Shoberls The World in Miniature

Background imageSarong Collection: Man of Timor in cotton shawl and skirt, holding

Man of Timor in cotton shawl and skirt, holding a kris dagger. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Frederic Shoberls The World in Miniature: The Asiatic Islands and New Holland, R

Background imageSarong Collection: Girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke

Girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke
Canda, young Malay girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Nicolas Martin Petit from Frederic Shoberls The World in Miniature

Background imageSarong Collection: Court dress of Java, Indonesia

Court dress of Java, Indonesia. He wears tchelana drawers and a djarit or dorot sarong with kris sword at the waist. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a painting by William Daniell

Background imageSarong Collection: Island Girl at Tahiti, Bora Bora

Island Girl at Tahiti, Bora Bora

Background imageSarong Collection: INDIAN BUTTER CHURNERS

INDIAN BUTTER CHURNERS
Indian men using a primitive wooden butter churner, the pole is twisted with ropes in a similar manner to a childs spinning top. Date: 1930s

Background imageSarong Collection: Sri Lanka - Sinhalese Government Peon

Sri Lanka - Sinhalese Government Peon. A peon in this region was mainly an attendant, orderly, office boy or person kept around for odd jobs. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSarong Collection: Lady Idina Hay at the Kenya Lido

Lady Idina Hay at the Kenya Lido
Lady Idina Hay (nee Sackville), pictured in a sarong or kanga with two friends in Kenya during the 1920s, while she was married to Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll. On the left is the Countess N

Background imageSarong Collection: Indonesia - Java - Young girl puts on sarong

Indonesia - Java - Young girl puts on sarong
Indonesia - Java - Young girl puts on a sarong with a fine batik print. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSarong Collection: Dorothy Lamour and Ray Milland

Dorothy Lamour and Ray Milland
Not for the first time Dorothy Lamour finds herself wearing a sarong in an exotic location, in the arms of Ray Milland; in George Archainbauds film she learns how to kiss... Date: 1938

Background imageSarong Collection: ALGERANOFF (1903 - 1967)

ALGERANOFF (1903 - 1967)
HARCOURT ALGERNON LEIGHTON ESSEX English born dancer, who joined Anna Pavlovas company in 1921. Touring with Pavlova, he became interested in Asian and Indian dance. Date: 1903 - 1967

Background imageSarong Collection: Girl - Myanmar

Girl - Myanmar
Young Girl - Myanmar - standing in front of a traditional house with a fantastic woven reed wall Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSarong Collection: Native Children - Sri Lanka

Native Children - Sri Lanka - the boy standing on the left is shading his fellows with a large banana leaf

Background imageSarong Collection: Javanese Bazaar Scene

Javanese Bazaar Scene
Two men wearing sarongs crouch down to chat to a little boy at a bazaar in Java, Indonesia. Date: early 1930s

Background imageSarong Collection: Tapping a rubber tree - Singapore

Tapping a rubber tree - Singapore Date: circa 1908

Background imageSarong Collection: Turkish Bath scene

Turkish Bath scene
A Scene inside a Turkish bath. One gentleman reads the daily newspaper, while three serving boys stand at the rear awaiting instruction

Background imageSarong Collection: Egyptian Lemonade Seller - Cairo

Egyptian Lemonade Seller - Cairo
Egyptian Lemonade Seller with a shoulder strap ewer - Cairo


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