Thursday, June 9, 2016

PHOENIX MEMORABILIA: Tahitian grass skirt with cowrie shells

Headdress of fiber and shells
Bora Boran dancer's costume, custom-made for 10-year old me, 1955.
Headdress propped open with wire coat hanger.

     This entire outfit cost us one Army blanket, one pair of men's pants, one carton of cigarettes.
     This is how it is supposed to look. We have two of those little tasselly things she is holding but they are coming apart. 

And this is how the man's version looks.

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