Island Dress

Island Dress The mother of all rows has broken out in Vanuatu over the clothes of the islands' woman. Chiefs and churchman are determined to stop them wearing shorts.
Ever since the missionaries arrived, the preferred costume for local woman has been brightly coloured floral dresses. But this traditional island dress is being challenged by western fashions like shorts. Pastors are worried that this will lead to lewd behaviour. Now chiefs have started punishing woman who wear shorts, insisting they must kill a pig as a fine.

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