Grass skirt

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Three hula dancers wearing grass skirts

A grass skirt, is a skirt that hangs from the hip and covers all or part of the legs. Grass skirts are made of many different natural fibers, such as hibiscus, palm, or Phormium tenax in New Zealand, and are traditional clothes in many different cultures from Polynesia to Africa. They are still worn today by dancers in the Polynesian islands, the appearance of which depends on the traditions of each particular culture.