Beaded skirt

This tubular beaded skirt is decorated with shells to create a male fertility figure. It was worn by women in ceremonies.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
East Sumba, Eastern Indonesian archipelago
Dimension
Object size: L118.3 x W50.2 cm
Accession No.
1998-00754
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Garments and Accessories