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 Late-20th Century Shows age and Natural Wear 7 Inch Tall Skirt 14 Inches Tall on Stand 7 3/4 Wide Skirt 13 Inches Wide at Top AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Skirt Papua New Guinea Jobs Tears Ceremonial Apron" is in sale since Tuesday, May 12, 2020. 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.