- Museum number
Cape made of vegetable fibre, leaf, fibre cord. Double thickness, stiff darker fibre woven in the same way and connected along the top and sides. Plaited edges at the sides and top and bottom are decorated with plaited design in black (dyed and natural) fibres. One single tie left twisted fibre bottom left hand corner.
- Production date
- 19thC (likely)
Height: 52 centimetres
Width: 76 centimetres
Depth: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip description, written in the 19th century:
[Egmont Island] [a stylistic attribution]
Cape(?) formed of two thicknesses of twisted yellow fibre sewn together on three sides, the longest one being open. The [unfilled blank] consists of a single strip of leaf, the [unfilled blank] of a two ply fibre cord at some distance apart.
31" x 20 ½ “
Notes from Pacific Presences visit (Jan 2014): Questions around it being Polynesian or even Pacific? Suggestion of North American. This is a very different weaving technique to Oc,EP.12 and the others found in NMS and Russian collections.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc18??C2.8486 (old CDMS no.)