- Museum number
Belt, loin-cloth (with fringe) woven of fibre (banana leaf or hibiscus fibre). Undyed and grey-dyed fibre in stripes. Simple patterning on grey stripes. Broad, flat, golden-brown fibre, quite fragile.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1872)
Length: 126 centimetres (excluding fringes)
Length: 24 centimetres (total fringe length)
Width: 32.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Identified as a loin-cloth of banana fibre or hibiscus fibre by Margery Blackman, a scholar of weaving of Dunedin, during her visit to the Textile Centre 7/9/04.
Christy collection registration slip (1872):
Belt or cloth, made of neatly interwoven vegetable fibre. Cream coloured ground striped with five black bars, each 1 1/4 inches wide, chequed with the ground colour. Fringed ends.
In the collection of Mr Caesar Godeffroy, of Hamburg, are exactly similar brought from the Caroline Islands.'
- Not on display
- Poor - fibres broken in many places.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Registration slip information: 'Pres. by A.W. Franks, Esq. Oct. 28 1872. Bought from Umlauff at Hamburg, Sept. 1872. No history.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1872C1.7868 (old CDMS no.)