Worn by the priestesses (tantagas) and other Suang Lotud women during ceremonies, festive and social occasions.
How to spot a single Suang Lotud Girl/Lady by looking at their costumes.Traditionally they Wear"LILIMBO",.Belt to distinguished their status,As photo provided as follow.....You may flirt with the Suang Lotud girls that wear belt(Lilimbo) that has no black color....
Long-sleeved black cotton tailored blouse, with red tinobogi stitchwork at the seams. Tinobogi is a needle weaving technique of interlaced flanel stitches. A curvilinear motif of a bamboo shoot with sequins decorates the cuffs. The gold thread is "couched" onto the fabric. The sukub is closed with brooches of golden coins (tombuku).
length black cotton tube skirt. Around the hips is a strip of tinobogi stitchwork and from the waist down a panel of linangkit needle work. The gonob is held up by a strip of white cloth (or haboi, kain). Sometimes, a batik sarong is worn over the short gonob to avoid exposure of the legs.
Circular sash of black fabric, silk or synthetic, with gold trimming along the edges. At the seam a wide band of linangLit. During lengthy sitting-down ceremonies, the women may sling the circular kuluwu around their back and bend their knees to make the crouched position less tiring.
Knee-length dark coloured skirt worn by the tantagas. Made from cotton, the cloth is very old, the material likely to have been imported a long time ago.
Lilimbo Wide girdle of interconnected loops of split rattan, worn around the hips. The colour of the rattan signifies the status of the wearer, i.e., red for childless women, red and black for mothers.
Wide girdle of interconnected loops of split rattan, worn around the hips. The colour of the rattan signifies the status of the wearer,
i.e., red for childless women, red and black for mothers.,black color in their belt, that means she is not available,....Remember their color!!
A white cotton strip with a chain of small silver coins (loti) running over the middle of the lilimbo.
Habo Silver dollar belt. Lotud women wear only one haboi.
Porotina Silver belt with a diamond-shaped clasp made by the Brunei.
Headband with red rattan rims. The narrow band is decorated with rectangular or square plates of embossed goldleaf or modern substitute. The hairbun hangs over the sigar.
Siwot Ornament for the head which is stuck into the hairbun. It consists of four bunches of red cloth and black cock feathers. Nowadays gathered in badminton shuttles. Strings of silver-green beads with bits of red cloth dangle over the forehead from the first bunch, and downward from the last one. The silver-green beads are a modern substitute for the iridescent wings of beetles that were used in the old days. It is worn during ceremonies.