Dress made from undyed cream bark cloth decorated with painted black, pink and yellow pigment. The textile is sewn together along the sides and under the arms. The decoration consists of 2 triangular shaped areas at the waist. Above it are rectangular areas decorated with diagonals, diamonds or circular and curvilinear motifs. The neckline itself is surrounded by a black line decorated with cream stitching. A black stripe divideds these from the plain cuffs. Below the waistline the decoration consists of curved bands with diamond or triangular motifs. These are slightly plainer on the back.
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