From: India | Koio

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kiamoo Dervay
Object Number A97.2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian | Lota
Provenience India | Koio
Section Asian
Materials Cloth | Shell | Bamboo

Kiamoo dervay. Worn by men. One of two. Dark blue fabric with red vertical stripes with ties at the top where a hanging rod would hold it. Three circular buttons are at the top of the design. A horizontal bamboo support is inserted into the fabric behind the top row of shells. Three horizontal bands of cut cowrie shells over two broad, rectangular panels of cut cowrie shells. The lower edge has a yellow and red border sewn on.

Length 49 cm
Width 32 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Henry Furness 3rd, Hiram M. Hiller, and Alfred Craven Harrison Jr., 1900

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