Sumatra, Indonesia May 16 2013

I bought my first smûk from Medan, the capital of the North Sumatra province. Whilst looking out for orangutan's in the jungle our guide showed me the many ways of wearing the local sarong. After cycling from Banda Aceh down to Medan I had met so many people wearing and using the beautifully coloured scarf that I was hooked. I never travel without since.....

The fabric for the Indonesian smûk comes from a fabric market in Medan where the locals buy ready made sarongs or fabric to make there own.