negative(black and white)
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Negative (black and white); a Tūhoe chief, Tepairi Oterangi, standing in front of his carved whare (house); he wears a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak)and a piupiu (flax skirt), and holds a mere or patu (short club) in one hand as he recites a welcome chant; Waimana Valley, New Zealand.
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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,B127.24 is an image of the same scene and is associated with an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
'Welcome the cuckoo that comes only once awhile My heart is glad...'
From speech he broke into rhythmical chanting, bringing hands, arms, body, head and features into vigorous rhythmical action. Holding a well-polished fiddle shaped greenstone MERE in his right hand, which was a dangerous weapon at one time used in close fight, Chief Tepairi emphasised the Maori people's skill in arms.
W. Kissling (1939)."
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 23 (Film negative roll number)