Skirt

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Registration number
24519
Item name
Skirt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
batjparra 
Maker
Gaypuryala  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
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Collector
Milingimbi Crafts 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
by Milingimbi Exhibition 
Raw material
pandanus; plant dye
Dimensions
H: 980 mm W: 630 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Twined triangular pandanus skirt; long fringe extends from the lower edge; brown, yellow and orange dyed pandanus form curved bands across the skirt. Registration number 24519 marked with tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibitions 'Women with Clever Hands past and present' curated by Louise Hamby August 2013. Exhibition label: Skirts were held in front of the body for modesty.

Milingimbi Aboriginal Arts & Crafts tag: 'Traditional pandanus sieve by Gaypuryala'.

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