Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Red skirt (Olokesena)

Red skirt (Olokesena)

The red skirt is manufactured outside of Maasailand. Unlike the blue and white shift, this skirt may be worn daily by initiated women from all over the area.

28 1/2 x 23 in.
General Acquisition Fund
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, February 7, 2002-April 30, 2006

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, A Maasai Community Adorns a Bride, May 31, 2001 - March 1, 2005

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.