Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund
The skirt is made up of four narrow, warp-faced, handspun cotton bands that have been stitched together along their selvages to form horizontal stripes. Two bands, almost identical, are woven in warp-faced plain weave with supplementary-weft patterning of the type known as "inlay;" the warp is black and the patterning wefts are red (dominant), yellow, and medium blue-green. Along one edge of these two bands is a much narrower band in -------------. The third band is also warp-faced plain weave with inlay patterning; the warp is white and the supplementary (inlaid) wefts are black and orange. The fourth and widest band consists of stripes of warp repp with light red-brown and undyed white warps alternating with wider stripes of ................(warps in these stripes are black, light red-brown, and undyed white). The seams formed where the narrow, cut ends of each band meet are staggered to reduce their visibility. This skirt is of exceptional quality.