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Skirt made of paper and vegetable fibre. Skirt consisting of top layer of vegetable (pandanus?) fibre strips, each overlaid with coloured paper (red, yellow, black, white) to create designs including zigzag lines and rectangles. Series of flower cut-outs (of lined paper) stitched to four of the strips; bottom layer consists of strips of coloured paper, which have been rolled and tied for storage. Woven vegetable fibre and paper waistband, with twisted vegetable fibre ties at either end.
- Production date
Length: 38 centimetres
Width: 79 centimetres (excl ties)
- Curator's comments
- See the object file in AOA for a letter and report written in 1967 by Mrs Mabs Sutton whose husband Mr A. B. Sutton worked for the Colonial Service, Overseas Development.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected by the donor's parents, A.B. & Mabs Sutton, while working in Betio, Kiribati, during the 1960s.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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