Cloak (kahu toi) made of toi leaf fibre dyed black.
- Found/Acquired: New Zealand
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand)
- Height: 98 centimetres
- Width: 125.5 centimetres
1998 27 June-7-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
8 April 1996
Remove and bag loose fibres, vacuum if necessary and check and advise on mounting. .
Generally sound except for some loose flax-threads (especially at the top, near the rim). The woven construction was creased.
Cleaned front and back using a soft brush and low powered vacuum suction. More dust was removed from the top surface using the airflow from a puffer. The cape, interleaved with acid-free tissue, was rolled onto a cylinder made out of Melinex (polyester) , stuffed with crumpled acid-free tissue. N.B. Loose tags were enclosed in a polythene bag and returned with the object.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EOC22624
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