Vegetable fibre skirt made from a number o different plant materials around a layered belt of stout ropes. The inner layer is the longest and comprises a mixture of small striped leaf strips intermixed with tufts of separated coconut husk fibre; these take a dark reddish brown tone. Overlying these is an outer layer of wider pandanus leaf strips which have been slit into tassels at their lower ends and trimmed off at their upper ends to make a rosette like fringe.

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