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  1. Weaving: Bomtavau, her head shaved in mourning, twists banana leaf fibers for skirt making

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women
    • Format: image
  2. Weaving: Bomtavau, her head shaved as a sign of mourning, twists banana leaf fibers for skirt making

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  3. Weaving: Bomtavau, her head shaved in mourning, displays long skirt made of banana leaf fibers

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Women; Mourning customs; Weaving
    • Format: image
  4. Weaving: Bomtavau plaits banana leaf fibers for a skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  5. Weaving: Bomtavau twists banana leaf fibers for making a fiber skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  6. Weaving: Bomtavau prepares banana leaf fibers for making a fiber skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  7. Weaving: smiling woman attaches dyed banana fibers to a cord wrapped around her foot, creating a colorful skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Clothing and dress; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  8. Weaving: woman makes colorful skirt from dyed banana fibers, tying them to cord held around her waist and foot

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Clothing and dress; Weaving; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  9. Weaving: woman makes colorful skirt from dyed banana fibers, tying them to cord stretched between her waist and foot

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Trobriand Islanders; Clothing and dress; Weaving
    • Format: image
  10. Weaving: woman makes colorful skirt from banana fibers

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women; Clothing and dress
    • Format: image
  11. Woman displays decorated fiber skirt valuable, she wears two-tiered long fiber skirt

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Clothing and dress; Women; Weaving
    • Format: image
  12. Woman wearing decorated banana fiber skirt valuable over a longer skirt, picture of Jesus (background)

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Children; Clothing and dress; Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  13. Woman displays decorated fiber skirt valuable, she wears long two-tiered fiber skirt in Wawela village

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Clothing and dress; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  14. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirt for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  15. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirt for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs
    • Format: image
  16. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Weaving; Women; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  17. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange; Women
    • Format: image
  18. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Ceremonial exchange; Mourning customs; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving
    • Format: image
  19. Mortuary ceremony: women weave long banana fiber skirts for exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women; Mourning customs; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  20. Woman heats and flattens pandanus leaf over a fire, softening it for use in weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Pandanus
    • Format: image
  21. Woman heats and flattens pandanus leaf over a fire, softening it for use in weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Pandanus
    • Format: image
  22. Woman heats and flattens pandanus leaf over a fire, softening it for use in weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Pandanus; Women
    • Format: image
  23. Woman heats and flattens pandanus leaf over a fire, softening it for use in weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Pandanus
    • Format: image
  24. Weaving: woman makes skirt out of banana leaf fibers, some dyed red, blue or yellow, woman has word tattooed on her chest

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Clothing and dress; Women; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Tattooing
    • Format: image
  25. Weaving: woman makes skirt out of banana leaf fibers, some dyed red, blue or yellow, woman has word tattooed on her chest

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Clothing and dress; Women; Tattooing; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  26. Weaving: woman makes skirt out of banana leaf fibers, some dyed red

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Clothing and dress; Women
    • Format: image
  27. Weaving: woman makes skirt out of banana leaf fibers, some dyed red

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Women; Clothing and dress; Weaving
    • Format: image
  28. Bomtavau heats a pandanus leaf, preparing material for weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  29. Weaving: woman makes multi-layer, dyed skirt from banana and pandanus-leaf fibers, she sits on mat of woven pandanus leaves

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Clothing and dress
    • Format: image
  30. Weaving: woman makes multi-layer, dyed skirt from banana and pandanus-leaf fibers, she sits on mat of woven pandanus leaves

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Women; Clothing and dress; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  31. Weaving: woman makes multi-layer, dyed skirt from banana and pandanus-leaf fibers, she sits on mat of woven pandanus leaves

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Trobriand Islanders; Weaving; Women; Clothing and dress
    • Format: image
  32. Bomtavau flattens a pandanus leaf, preparing material for weaving

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women
    • Format: image
  33. Weaving: long fiber skirts with stripes of different colors

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Clothing and dress
    • Format: image
  34. Canoes: detail of a pandanus sail

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Canoes; Pandanus; Trobriand Islanders; Weaving
    • Format: image
  35. Woman spreads pandanus leaves to dry, preparing them to be used in basket- or mat-making

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Pandanus; Women
    • Format: image
  36. Weaving: woman spreads pandanus leaves to dry, preparing them to be used in basket- or mat-making

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Pandanus; Women; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  37. Weaving: pregnant woman strips spines from edges of pandanus leaves, fibers spread to dry at left

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975
    • Topic: Pandanus; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Weaving; Pregnancy
    • Format: image
  38. Weaving: girl strips spines from edges of pandanus leaves

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Pandanus; Children
    • Format: image
  39. Weaving: pregnant woman strips spines from edges of pandanus leaves

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975
    • Topic: Pandanus; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Women; Pregnancy
    • Format: image
  40. Weaving: woman plaits an armband, Omarakana

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Women; Trobriand Islanders; Jewelry; Weaving
    • Format: image
  41. Weaving: woman weaves armband, she wears decorated fiber skirt, rolled matt in foreground

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Women; Clothing and dress; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image
  42. Mortuary ceremony: woman weaves long fiber skirt for ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Dona; Hutchins, Edwin
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Women; Ceremonial exchange; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Weaving
    • Format: image
  43. Mortuary ceremony: women gathered to weave long fiber skirts for ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Weaving; Trobriand Islanders; Mourning customs; Women; Ceremonial exchange
    • Format: image
  44. Mortuary ceremony: women gathered to weave long fiber skirts for ritual exchange

    • Collection: Edwin Hutchins and Dona Hutchins Collection
    • Name: Hutchins, Edwin; Hutchins, Dona
    • Date: 1975-1976
    • Topic: Mourning customs; Women; Ceremonial exchange; Weaving; Trobriand Islanders
    • Format: image