Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Temne maker
  • skirt, 1975
  • Where object was made: Kamakwie, Sierra Leone
  • cotton, elastic, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 85 x 60 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 7/16 x 23 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.068.02

Skirt made from cotton cloth that is dyed with a bright floral pattern. The field is light orange with darker orange mottling. There are large flowers throughout in purple, green and black. The skirt is long and has an elastic waistband sewn into it. The skirt is slightly flared at the bottom and there is a small vertical slit in the back center.