In every home, apartment and room I’ve ever rented, I’ve always fretted about putting nails in the walls to decorate my space. Sadly, getting my full deposit back has been privileged over personal style.
I discovered the joys of sarongs in this phase of my life. I could add color and flair to my space with push pins! Sarongs are light enough to stay put with the lightest of touches. I have even hung curtains by just tying the fringe to the existing venetian blinds mounting.
As the daughter of sarong importers, I’ve had a hard time choosing from all the gorgeous, hand painted sarongs. Needless to say, I have quite a collection by now. But they are inexpensive, easy to launder and quite unique. Of all the art I hang in my home, the handpainted sarongs always garner the most attention.
Welcome to the Sarong Blog. This site is dedicated to an appreciation of Sarongs and island culture.
Currently, I have sarongs all over my house. There is one covering my TV, one on my coffee table to hide the crayon scribbles, and one hanging over the window in the bathroom, which lets light in but keeps peepers out. I have five or so that I like to wear in the summer, including one that is a half-sized, light scarf sarong that doubles as a head cover at the windy beach, and another that is extra-long for tying a dress over my swim suit. We also used sarongs to decorate the tables at our wedding three years ago – we rented plain table cloths and then draped white sarongs with a hand-painted floral motif to soften the industrial covers. I also start each day with a Balinese kimono made of – you guessed it, sarong material. Light and flowy, it makes me feel elegant while I sip my coffee and sweep cheerios off the floor. I love a good sarong!
A sarong haiku:
The sexy sarong
Wear, wrap or drape it over
Not just for the beach