- Museum number
Child's garment (tiputa) made of barkcloth made of paper mulberry bark. Cloth (single layer) is perforated in zigzag pattern; lower edge is cut into rectangular strips, and the side edges are cut in long triangles. Circular neck hole, edged with bands of small perforated triangles. Dyed dark brown and upper side has glossy appearance.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1876)
Length: 212 centimetres (appx)
Width: 117 centimetres (appx)
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip, written in 1876?:
Mangaia, Hervey Islands.
Child's dress, made of the bark of the paper mulberry tree, coloured black, cut in vertical rows into holes with zigzag edges.
40 x 41 in
One of two items numbered Christy 9952. (Other is quiver and arrows from South America).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1876C1.9952 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1876C1118.7