AN ADMIRALITY ISLAND APRON

Bridal apron from the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

On festive occasions in the Admiralty Islands, brides and other women wore tapa loincloths at back and front, decorated with tassels of seeds, feathers and shell money beads in a display of their family wealth.' Neich and Pendergrast, 'Pacific Tapa', 1997.
Ex collection Konietzko, Hamburg

Barkcloth, beads (shell), seeds, fibre (vegetable), 55 x 85 cm

Price on request.