negative(black and white)
- Museum number
Negative (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.
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Height: 3.70 centimetres
Width: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Related images: this image is on a roll of film negatives of thirty images (Oc,F.N.3946 through 3975). The roll was in a cardboard canister labelled with the number "7"; 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,B128.2 is a print of this image and is associated with an index card typed by Werner Kissling, which reads:
KIEKIE strips for plaiting floormat.
Whakatane River, Ruatoki district,
Facial distortion, universally practised in former times, and protuding tongue accompany the old woman's movements plaiting the strong fibrous leaves of the KIEKIE into coarse mat, TUWHARA.
Note tattooed lips and chin of woman.
W. Kissling (1939)."
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 31 (Film negative roll number)