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Sarong in cheap batik with “pua style”
Kuching, Sarawak, 2012

sarong, cheap batik

The shops along Main Bazaar Street in Kuching sell a bit of everything, from cold sodas to t-shirts to spices and pepper to cheap knock-offs of pua, to actual antique and contemporary pua.  Shown here is the lowest of the low-end: a length of cheap cotton batik printed in “pua style.” This batik was made to be sewn into a tubular sarong, but tourists could certainly use it for anything including home decoration.