- Museum number
Cape made of vegetable or palm fibre, finger woven. Plaited edges and twisted fibre cords extend out at all four corners.
- Production date
- 19thC (?)
Height: 45 centimetres
Width: 85.50 centimetres
Depth: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Registration slip description:
Cover for the shoulders with cords at the four corners. Made of fibre with cross stitchings in parallel lines.
Notes from Pacific Presences visit (Jan 2014):
A similar cloak in NMS/Edinburgh collection was collected by Beechey – and is from the same island (Vairaatea) but is much bigger (than Oc,EP.12) and looks very similar also to an example in Russia.
The cloak in Russia is made from finger weaving, a palm fibre which is found in New Zealand. It is huge, double thickness and connected on three sides. This particular example is made from eco-palm fibre that is found in the North Island of New Zealand.
- Not on display
- Two holes in the middle of the cloak - rusty brown patches, perhaps from a nail.
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc????D25.12 (old CDMS no.)