University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-32-118
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Caledonia (uncertain)
Materials:Plant Fiber
Length: 172cm
Width: 22.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1995.X.16490 - Other Number


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.16489 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)

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