A woman's skirt cloth made of barkcloth. Thick fibred cream cloth; unadorned centre field (81 cms wide), much stained. At each side a patterned panel (each 40 cms wide), one the mirror image of the other: double-lined scrolling motifs (with 'villi' on each side), ending with double-hooked motifs. Most motifs enclosed by a large triangle, the longest side a stripe on the skirt cloth. Hand drawn using black pigment. Application of coloured pigments to complete garment? Small holes in cloth.
- Made in: Solor
- Found/Acquired: Solor
- Length: 162 centimetres
- Width: 75 centimetres
Register slip: 'Island of Solor. "Womans Petticoat". It is a piece of woven stout cotton ? cloth. Pattern - narrow longitudinal stripes alternately white, and red edged with blue; and forms an endless band not having been cut across. About 4 1/2 of the warp threads are left to form a fringe? Rec'd in exchange from the Ethnog.[Ethnographical] Mus. [Museum] Leyden [Leiden], Aug. 28, 1869.'
- As1869C1.5563 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EAS1926
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