Woman’s Short Grass Skirt

This type of skirt is worn both by children and adult females. It is constructed from multiple strands of flattened reeds (kem grass), each about 5 cm long, tied to a waist cord. It consists of two connected bundles, one placed at the front and the other at the back. Several layers of skirts can be worn on top of each other.

Title: Woman’s Short Grass Skirt

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1980s – 1990s

Geography: Indonesia, Papua

Culture: Yali

Medium: Reed, bark fiber

Technique: Tying, knotting

Dimensions: 54 x 7.5 cm. (21.26 x 2.95 in.)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

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

Object ID: H36-DAS013