About this object

History of use

Made by the women of a village, from a newly killed goat, for a bride. This apron may be the bride's first new garment as previously she has worn only 'hand-me-downs'.

Cultural context


Physical description

Skirt made of an overall trapezoid shape composed of three pieces sewn together with thread made of thin strips of skin. The lower pieces are ovoids with rectangular straps sewn to the sides of the upper piece made from an almost complete hide with tapering straps at the top of each side. The bottom pieces are dark brown, reddish-brown and light brown. The top piece is in lighter, varying shades of brown and off-white, and there is a hole on each side as well as one at the centre. There is one hole on each of the other skins.