DHAGO SARONG (113x160)
Our sarong is much more than a simple accessory, it's a truly wearable work of art that transports you to a mystical elsewhere.
Back to the origins of the tribe of flower-men, rooted on the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia for 5,000 years. Coming from the Tibetan-Burmese highlands, this woman illustrates the history of these people with two symbols: the red ribbon called 'dhago' that Tibetan women put in their braids and the hibiscus being the flower that adorns the bodies of both women and men of the Mentawai.
A note from the artist
Creating this illustration was an exciting quest to explore the deep links between cultures and symbols that cross time and borders. By chance, I mixed two communities, Tibetan and Flower Men, in this illustration, and through much research, I learned that the Mentawai Flower Men are descended from the Tibetan plateau! This pareo is the fruit of an exploration to capture the essence of their heritage and convey it visually through an artistic language.
I invite you to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this ancient tribe and feel the timeless link between cultures and human beings. May this sarong become a means of celebrating cultural diversity and recognizing the beauty and wisdom that lies in every tradition. May you feel connected to the spirit of this flower-man tribe and carry their heritage with grace and respect, wherever you are in the world.
100% Oeko-Tex Certified rayon
(made and woven in Indonesia from wood fibres)
Water repellent, absorbing water when bathing.
Product sewn in Bali by our artisans.
Rayon is a strong, extremely absorbent fabric with a soft silky feel.
Wash: By hand and cold machine wash.
Iron: Low heat.
Important note: Do not put rayon garments in the dryer as it could damage the fabric.