Costume mat

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This item is an image. It was created by an unknown creator on or around the date 01 January, 1800.

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This is an example of a costume mat from the Marshall Islands, which is no longer made. A woman's costume consisted of two quite small square mats (usually about ninety by ninety centimetres as here), not necessarily matching. One mat was wrapped around the front of the body and the other around the back, overlapping the first, but leaving a gap in the front in which part of the first could be seen. The two mats were held in place by a girdle of some kind, often a string of shells or shell be...


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