Decorated barkcloth, roughly rectangular, with serrated edges, painted with dark brown vegetable dye with flower and plant motifs within a grid pattern divided into four bands.
- 1892 (pre)
- Found/Acquired: Niue (by style)
- Length: 236 centimetres
- Width: 199 centimetres
Register information, label:- 'Mat of TAPA (the inner bark of tree prepared by hammering), stained with TUI-TUI nut. J.K.B. Lister, 1891.'See John Pule and Nicholas Thomas, 'Hiapo: Past and present in Niuean barkcloth, Dunedin, University of Otago Press, 2005, p.124
Register reads, for collection Oc1938,1001 as a whole: Given by Miss E. K. B. Lister, 11 Western Terrace, Falmouth. / Collected by the donor's father and brother (in whose memory they are given).
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Object reference number: EOC18773
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