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Object Number:88-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Trobriand Islands
Date Made: 1988
Early Date: 1988
Late Date: 1988
Materials:Banana Leaf
Length: 42 cm
Width: 69 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Janet Richards, 1988


Skirt of split banana leaves, dyed with artificial dyes. Four short tiers at top, alternating dyed, plain, dyed, plain. Top layers predominantly yellow, hot pink, and red. Six sets of full length colored streamers. Used in the sagali ritual. Collected at the completion of a sagali (in this case marking the end of mourning) in Omarakana village, October 8, 1988


[Book] Weiner, Annette. 1976. Women of Value, Men of Renown.. Austin. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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