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20th Century Modesty Tribal Skirt Gnau Culture Papua New Guinea Cache Sexe


Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes. 20th century tribal modesty skirt cache sexe. Gnau culture, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. The understated elegance of these tribal “petticoats” have a subtle beauty – textural with a quiet movement. Made from coix seeds known as Job's tears and fiber. They are worn under a belt of decorative shells. This example has two layers, woven to provide a double curtain of modesty. On a custom stand with a brushed nickel painted finish. The listed measurements are with the piece on the stand.


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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
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    H 7.5 in. x W 8.5 in. x D 2.25 in.

    H 19.05 cm x W 21.59 cm x D 5.72 cm

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