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Skirt

Object Number:2003-32-117
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Plant Fiber
Length: 115 cm
Width: 19 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16489 - Other Number

Description

Short skirt of black, twisted plant fiber, doubled over and caught between two criss-crossing strands at top. Similar twisted black fiber and construction technique in skirts 1995.X.16490 and 1994.X.11433, which has a tag reading "New Caledonia." An object of this sort appears in the center of a Freres Dufy photo reproduced on p. 106 of Decouverte photographique de la Nouvelle-Caledonie 1848-1900 (Serge Kakou, 1998) Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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