Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bark cloth skirt
  • Mexico
  • bark cloth skirt, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • bark cloth, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width: 123 x 135 cm
    Object Height/Width: 48 7/16 x 53 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. P.W. Blachman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6965

The rectangular panel is made of bark cloth made from overlapping layers of bark. One side has a softer, fuzzier texture. One side has a smoother texture that shows the seams more readily. There is a plant fiber cord around the edges. The cloth is brown.