Married Woman’s Skirt (Yokal)

This wedding skirt (yokal) made from several lengths of cord with orchid fibers, wound several hundred times, and bound in two places to form a large circular band.

Title: Married Woman’s Skirt (Yokal)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1989

Geography: Indonesia, Papua

Culture: Dani

Medium: Bark fiber, orchid fiber

Technique: Tying, braiding

Dimensions: 40 x 25 cm. (15.75 x 9.84 in.)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Fleur Hampton in memory of Dr. O. W. Hampton, 2020

Object ID: H306-DAWS001