Chief's cloak, paepaeroa, made of flax textile.
- Found/Acquired: New Zealand
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand)
- Height: 126 centimetres
- Width: 158 centimetres
Illustrated (detail) in D.C. Starzecka (ed), Maori : Art and Culture, London, British Museum Press, 1996, 1998, p.136, fig. 98
Requested for loan to Te Papa Aug-Oct 2011 CANCELLED.
8 December 1995
Vacuum clean; remove crease; secure weak areas.
Creases where cloak had been folded for storage. Some areas where the wefts had broken and other areas of wear and weakness. Slight surface soiling.
Loose dirt removed from surface using a soft brush and low powered vacuum cleaner fitted with a flexible rubber hose.. Textile relaxed by humidifying between two layers of Goretex, with seperating layers of Bondina. The Goretex was dampened on the felted surface and the sandwich allowed to humidify under plastic sheeting. The top layer of Goretex and Bondina was then removed and the textile aligned. Allowed to dry using glass weights where necessary. Areas of weakness were secured with a double filament of silk dyed using Lanaset (comp. unknown), using a couching technique with a curved needle. Returned to store rolled.
Collected during one of Cook's voyages. Registration slip information: 'Cook Coll: No. 65'
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc17??D19.135 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EOC751
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