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Object #25.0/304
Object nameDance Apron
Culture of OriginTsimshian
MaterialsWool, Dark Blue, Ribbon, Silk, Cloth, Leather, thimbles, Hooves
DimensionsW: 64 in, L: 32 in
Exhibit LabelThe kilt is wrapped around the waist and tied in place, the lower fringe reaching below the knees. In full dress the performer wears similarly made leggings below the knee, a button blanket or Chilkat blanket over the shoulders, and the appropriate mask or headdress. The kilt is a rich visual and auditory part of the whole ensemble. (Holm, Crooked Beak of Heaven, 1972)
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Collection, Gift of Anne Gerber

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