Banana-palm-fiber-cloth (basho-fu), pearl buttons
early 20th century
42 x 27 in. (106.7 x 68.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
Natural (light tan) banana-leaf-fiber-cloth (basho-fu) from Okinawa dress with warp-and-weft kasuri (ikat) designs of scattered checks and lozenges, stitched into a high-waisted dress with a flaring skirt and short, tapering sleeves. Dress opens in front from neck to waist and has two pearl buttons.
Condition: extremely minor stains and insect damage.
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