Grass Skirt (Cincture)

Fiji

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about 1840

Grass

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Acquired in an exchange from the Smithsonian Institution

13.2.596

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition (Peale no. 1318) in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C (no. 4618), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880‘s; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

U.S. Exploring Expedition Peale #1318; Smithsonian Institution # 4618; DCM Red # 13.20

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