Papua New Guinea Skirt Lumi Shell Prestige Apron
This is a Fabulous Lumi Shell Skirt or a Cache-Sex Apron Worn by Unmarried Women in West/Upper Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea. This skirt would be like a petticoat that that is strung on handmade twine fiber that wraps around the waist and ties in the back. The skirt would be adorned with rows of clam shells and cone shells with bits and pieces of both shells in large and small pieces. Often times in villages ceremonies these aprons would play in an important life-cycle event and especially when a girl 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 used would represent the wealth and prestige of its owner. This would be a wonderful item to ad to your collection or home.
COMES ON STAND This skirt show age, but in good condition. 7" on Stand Skirt 6" tall 7 1/2" wide with Shells on Bottom 8 1/2" wide with Shells on 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 "Papua New Guinea Skirt Lumi Shell Prestige Apron" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 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.
- Color: Dark Wood Tone
- Style: Pacific Islands & Oceania
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original