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Collector:
Connie Mays  Search this
Donor Name:
Connie Mays  Search this
Length - Lava-lava:
ca. 143 cm
Length - Tassles:
avg 36 cm
Width - Lava-lava:
53 cm
Culture:
Yapese  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
Falalop, Ulithi Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia
Accession Date:
24 Oct 2014
Collection Date:
between 1 Jan 1971 and 31 Dec 1973
Notes:
From donor: "Natural fiber lava-lava: [this] [was] also woven by Ulithian women and given to me as a gift. This style is stiff at first, but softens after wearing. The intricate patterns woven into the ends help identify the person who has woven this beautiful item of traditional attire for a woman." Photographs from donor in NAA show lava-lava in use.
Handwoven fibers (grass?) in plain weave. Natural color background, with warp stripes in red and purple down the center and sides. Narrow band of cotton warps at the selvage. Supplementary weft patterning in purple near the ends. Long loose fringe.
Record Last Modified:
23 Mar 2015
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2069653
USNM Number:
E433593-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_11540754