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Object Number:87-8-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sulawesi
Maker: Tina Idjo
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 84 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lorraine V. Aragon, 1987
Other Number:23 - Other Number


Woman's ceremonial skirt (topi' kuluma kaju). Dark brown barkcloth with broad black bands. Pleated, with three tiers. Waistband (hidden under first tier) of tire rubber. On all three tiers, rows of small triangular black barkcloth ornaments hanging from pairs of tan seeds (Job's tears) threaded on light green and blue-green thread. Barkcloth from nunu lero (Ficus sp.: probably Ficus infectoria) (see samples 87-8-29/31). Black dye from mud.


[Article] Aragon, Lorraine V. 1990. "Barkcloth Production in Central Sulawesi". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 32. no. 1. pg. 33-48 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42 (Fig. 16)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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