Skirt

Photography Mick Richards

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4374
Item name
Skirt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
Neigajang 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
Ussiai 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Manus Province > Admiralty Islands > Manus Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by R. A. Wightman 
Raw material
Breadfruit tree bark, palaquium seed, shell, plant fibre string, cloth
Dimensions
H: 1040 mm W: 830 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

In the Red exhibition label: Neigajang/Woman's bark cloth skirt. Worn by Ussiai women during festive occasions, the decorations on the skirt indicate wealth and status. These skirts tinkle when they move.

October 1996 - Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, identified this tapa cloth as coming from Manus Island, Admiralty Island.

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