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Collector:
Dr. Patrick McCoy  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Patrick McCoy  Search this
Length - Object:
98 cm
Width - Object:
48 cm
Height - Object:
4.5 cm
Culture:
Rapa Nui (Easter Islander)  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile, Polynesia
Accession Date:
23 Aug 2000
Collection Date:
1960's
Notes:
SKIRT'S TOP COMPOSED OF PLANT FIBER ON CLOTH BACKING, LENGTH OF SKIRT THIN STRANDS OF OF LOOSE PLANT FIBER. TOP OF SKIRT CONSISTS OF 5 LOOPS OF PARTIALLY OVERLAPPING PIECES OF PLANT FIBER WHILE TOP EDGE OF SKIRT IS PLAITED. DECORATING FRONT AND BACK OF TOP ARE CLUSTERS OF SPECKLED, WHITE AND BLACK UNIVALVE SHELLS AND COWRIE SHELLS. HANGING DOWN IN FRONT AND BACK OF SKIRT LOOPS OF STRUNG BROWN UNIVALVE SHELLS. ALL SHELLS PERFORATED AND STRUNG ON CELLULOSE FIBER CORD. BACK OF SKIRT ATTACHED BY 2 LOOPS OF CLOTH AND 2 GREEN BUTTONS. CLOTH BACKING OF SKIRT'S TOP SINGLE PIECE W/ MACHINE STITCHING. SEE CATALOG #S 428784 - 428786 FOR OTHER PIECES OF COSTUME.
SEE PHOTO IN ACCESSION FILE
Record Last Modified:
2 Dec 2014
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2010266
USNM Number:
E428787-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c2e76ffe-9266-473a-8d87-2dd608bd7c4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8503091