Skirt

Description
This is a particularly fine example of a piupiu, worn by both men and women. Piupiu translates as waving about or oscillating; and the skirts create a swishing sound, especially obvious with large groups of dancers. Performers are not allowed to eat, drink or go to the toilet while wearing a piupiu in order to preserve its tapu state.
Accession Loan No.
162/1998
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
skirt
Simple Name
skirt
Full Name
dance skirt
Cultural Group
Maori
Production Year High
pre 1998
Production Country
New Zealand
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
Phormium tenax leaves
Function Name
clothing
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania

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