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striped skirt
  • Ndebele peoples
  • striped skirt, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Length: 71 cm
    Object Length: 27 15/16 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0272

Wide red and unbleached cotton strips of cloth are sewn together into a wraparound style skirt. The skirt is sewn to an unbleached waistband with long ties. The bottom edge of the skirt is left unhemmed.

It was intended to be worn during ceremonies to call tshomani (warrior) spirits.