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Object #1998-83/10
Object nameSkirt, Funeral, Woman's
Culture of OriginSsegge clan, Yynuo, Nuosu, Yi
Maker or ArtistSseggemo Qugo
MaterialsCotton Cloth, White, Tan, Blue, Red
TechniquesSewn, Pleated
DimensionsL: 106.0 cm, W: 96.0 x 314.0 cm
Exhibit LabelOnly women weave the woolen cloth used to make skirts and fringed capes. A weaver sets her backstrap loom anywhere she can find reasonably even ground, pegging down one end of the warp threads and supporting the loom with a strap around her waist.
It takes a full day for a skilled weaver to make two cloth strips; a cape requires eight of them.
SourceMuseum Expedition - Anthropology Division
CreditGift of the Blakemore Foundation


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