- Museum number
Women's mat or garment, of the type named Qwana vivi, part of a dance costume. Dyed purple and pale pink, with a longitudinally-running seam, and a symmetrical design of two longitudinally-running undyed bands stencilled with four square spirals, set between horizontal lines and patterns reminiscent of fern leaves. At both short ends there is a band of open work plaiting in a design of cross-hatched diagonal lines, the band finished with a long fringe, dyed yellow and purple.
- Production date
- 2000s (before 2002)
Length: 218 centimetres (including fringe)
Width: 56 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003 15 Dec-2009 Jun, BM, 'Living and Dying'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased during the Melanesian Arts Festival 2002
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number