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Very dark brown, lower thigh-length skirt of vegetable fibres tied in to a running belt of the same material, plaited in to a three ply rope. On the outside, the skirt has several 5 cm-long strings of white glass trade beads, at regular intervals.

Label: The object is accompanied by an old display label, reading 'FIBRE SKIRT / FIJI ISLANDS / MELANESIA. / PRESD. BY MR K. A. LING'.

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