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Object #1998-83/49
Object nameSkirt Border, Woman's
Culture of OriginAmo Sseggu clan, Adu, Nuosu, Yi
Maker or ArtistLama Chyvie
MaterialsWool, Red, Blue, White
DimensionsL: 795.0 cm, W: 30.0 x 11.5 x 15.0 x 3.0 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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