photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a Tūhoe woman sitting on the ground plaiting strips of kiekie (a woody climber in the pandanus family) in the production of a small basket; she has moko (tattoo) on her chin and wears a patterned cloth shirt and woven plant fibre skirt; Whakatane, New Zealand.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 12 centimetres (image)
Height: 15.20 centimetres (mount)
Width: 7.90 centimetres (image)
Width: 10.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- Related images: Oc,B127 and Oc,B128 are one collection of images from New Zealand, by Werner Kissling taken in the late 1930's. Some of the same Kissling images can be found in the photographic collection of the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Images Oc,B127.50 through Oc,B128.4 all depict the same woman working with plant fibre. Oc,G.T.2686 is a lantern slide of this image. Oc,F.N.3973 is the negative for this image.
Description: this image was accompanied by an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
KIEKIE Strips for Basket
Strips of fibre, in raw state, are employed in plaiting small coarse basket. Starting to make basket.
W. Kissling (1939)."
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 53 (Kissling number)
Miscellaneous number: F.N. 3973 (negative number)