This is a fabulous Jobs Tears and Lumi Shell Gna Culture Cache-Sex Under Skirt of a Girls Apron from the Torricelli Mountains, Angugunak area, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. This Modesty Skirt is made out of coix seeds, known as Jobs Tears with lumi shells that are all strung on handmade twine fiber that wraps around the waist and ties in the back. This skirt has a long woven twin piece that hangs down the back for decoration.This skirt would be like a petticoat that was woven to provide a curtain of modesty for the young girl. Often times village wide ceremonies accompany important life-cycle events and especially when a girls reaches puberty. These types of Cache-Sex garments exist in in several cultures, with a variety of material used depending on their location and culture. Usually, the length of the garment, the amount of shells or beads used would represent the wealth and prestige of its owner.
This would be a wonderful item to add to your collection or to your home. COMES ON STAND Shows age, but is in good condition.
Early-20th Century Skirt on Stand 11" tall Skirt 6" tall 10 1/4" wide Shell Strands 5" tall 1 wide AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.
The item "Papua New Guinea Skirt Jobs Tears Shells West Sepik Modesty Skirt" is in sale since Saturday, January 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.