negative(black and white)
- Museum number
Negative (black and white); a Tūhoe woman with a chin moko (tattoo) wearing a head band, cloak and piupiu (flax skirt), weaving a mat on the porch of a newly built whare (house) with an elaborately carved pou (wall post) with anthropomorphic and curvilinear carved design; Ruatoki, New Zealand.
- Production date
Height: 2.50 centimetres
Width: 3.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Related images: this image is on a roll of film negatives of thirty nine images (Oc,F.N.3879 through 3917). The roll was in a cardboard canister labelled with the number "5 A3967 W Kissling"; which was in a wooden box bearing a label with the inscription: "MAORI NEGATIVES Property of Dr. Werner Kissling"
Oc,B127 and Oc,B128 are additionally part of this 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.
Image Oc,B127.35 is a print of this image, and is associated with an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
Decorated house - newly built carved wall post.
Carved wall post, POU, with pattern of conventionalized human face on deeply-cut wood. Sub-chief in porch of his new home.
W. Kissling (1939)."
Description comment: although the comment on the card accompanying this image indicates that the person pictured is the 'sub-chief', the card refers to a different image in this series of negatives, Oc,F.N.3882, where the sub-chief is actually depicted. The woman in this image appears in the above mentioned image with the sub-chief.
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1 (Film negative roll number)