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cloak

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc1960,11.70

  • Description

    Cloak (kahu toi) made of toi leaf fibre dyed black.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 98 centimetres
    • Width: 125.5 centimetres
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1998 27 June-7-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    8 April 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Remove and bag loose fibres, vacuum if necessary and check and advise on mounting. .

    Condition

    Generally sound except for some loose flax-threads (especially at the top, near the rim). The woven construction was creased.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1960

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc1960,11.70

Cloak made of fibre (leaf).

Cloak made of fibre (leaf).

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