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On this dance kilt is the Avanyu, a supernatural being associated with heavy rains and plentiful crops. Its body is a lightning bolt and the multi-colored band symbolizes a rainbow, the perfect union of two life giving entities - the sun and the rain. Another rain reference is the border of tin cones that sound like falling rain when danced. Men wore kilts such as this at ceremonial dances.
width 20 in ; length 48 in