Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Lau Hada)

early 20th century
Indonesia, Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Sumba
Sumba Island
Cotton, nassa shells, glass beads
62 x 19 1/2 in. (157.5 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Anita E. Spertus and Robert J. Holmgren, in honor of Douglas Newton, 1990
Accession Number:
Not on view
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York, until 1990

Holmgren, Robert J., and Anita E. Spertus. Early Indonesian Textiles from Three Island Cultures. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, no. 2–3, p. 29.

Taylor, Paul Michael, and Lorraine Aragon. Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, no. 140, pp. 238–240.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, pp. 122.