Skirt Item Number: 3191/10 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Unlined wool skirt. Garment is made primarily from red wool, printed across the midsection with small black flowers each with a single sequin sewn at centre in green, red or gold. Near bottom, the printing is in a paisley style with moon shapes, flowers and decorative dots, with sequin and tubular plastic bead embellishments. A large bird with the head of a snake, wings partially unfurled, is placed on the front of the skirt, made entirely of sequins and beads. Waist of garment is covered in bright green synthetic fabric with a drawstring closure, and the same fabric is used to line the inside hem at bottom.


Collected in Mexico by the donor's grandmother, Harriet MacDonald (nee McCurdy), in the 1930s.