- Museum number
Loin-cloth made of banana leaf or hibiscus fibre(?), loom woven with a fringe at each end. One end a panel of dark brown, followed by a patterned section with light golden-brown background and pairs of russet lines. The remainder of the length has bands of diamonds and other patterns across the width.
- Production date
- 19thC(early)-19thC(mid) (before 1873)
Length: 155 centimetres (excluding fringe)
Length: 4 centimetres (fringe)
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
No Christy Slip. See "Christy Collection Acquisitions and Numbers, 1874-Dec.1893",p.3.
Christy identity lost at some point and item re-registered as Q1980,Oc.917, "from Ponape".
Identification of textile as loin-cloth of hibiscus or banana fibre from Ponape was made by scholar of weaving, Margery Blackman of Dunedin, 7/9/04.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983–1986 16 Dec-29 Jun, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Charles. F. Wood donated artefacts to the British Museum in 1872, 1874 and 1875, which he seems to have collected on voyages in the Pacific islands from the late 1860s. He documented his 1873 voyage in his book 'A Yachting Cruise in the South Seas' (1875).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1874C1.9083 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1980,Q.917 (also registered as)