Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Edojidate
    active: Paraguay
  • skirt, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, yarn, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Height/Width: 79 x 73 cm
    Object Height/Width: 31 1/8 x 28 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5210

The square of cloth is woven from plant fiber. It has vertical stripes of light natural, blue-grey and red-orange. Thin stripes of the same colors in the horizontal orientation give a plaid appearance. There are two sets of two dark blue horizontal stripes and two block "U" shapes in dark blue. There is short fringe on one side and the longer fringe is braided.

It would have been wrapped around the hips and secured at the waist, leaving the fringe at the bottom. The same style of skirt was worn by girls and women.