A few days ago I got a couple of the beachwear ‘sarongs’ made of soft Rayon.
The red/white was made in Thailand, and is a print. The bright white flowers are some sort of fabric paint. it’s about 3 1/2 feet wide x 5 feet long.
The dark blue, from Indonesia, about 4 ft x 5 ft, was done in a modified Batik way. Altho the designs were made with a wax-resist, they were ‘stamped’ rather than hand-painted. Faster production that way. The blue color is mottled like it was hand-dyed, scrunched-up.
These are what I think of when I hear the term ‘sarong’. We certainly see lots of examples of them at the beaches here in summer!