From: New Caledonia (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-117
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Caledonia (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Plant Fiber

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.

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

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