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Malaysian Costume and Textiles: Limar

Limar

Limar is a single weft-ikat textile from Terengganu and Kelantan.

Woven only of silk, limar is the preserve of nobility as it employs costly materials and is especially tedious to create.

Sadly, limar has become virtually obsolete.

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The Queen is wearing a costume in the traditional "Cik Siti Wan Kembang" style, complete with kain limar and songket. The movie accurately portrays cultural ties with East Coast Malay Peninsular.

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