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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Lau Hada)

19th century

Cotton, nassa shells; applique

plain black skirt: 221 × 64 cm (87 × 25 3/16 in.)
original textile: 69.9 × 36.2 cm (27 1/2 × 14 1/4 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.47
Geography: 
Made in East Sumba, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Sumba
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Holmgren-Spertus; Ex-Collection: House of Raja of Kapunduk, Northeast Sumba. Seller: Kesner. Date acquired: 2010-10

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