- Museum number
Cape made of feathers attached to a netting base of thick, small-mesh olona fibre, seemingly in one piece, the lower edge irregular. Plaited braid at the neck, with ties attached. The cape is covered with chicken feathers, black and white (with some brown) at the lower part and sides, brown and yellowish brown (with some black) in the centre. At the neck there is a band of red feathers, with a narrow one of yellow feathers under it. The red band is worn.
- Production date
- 18thC (before 1795)
Height: 39 centimetres
Width: 71 centimetres
Depth: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- British Museum registration slip, written in 1891?:
Tippet covered with cock's feathers, black & white at the bottom, reddish brown further up. Round the top is a border of red feathers edged with yellow. Along the top is a cord of plaited olona.
M.S. Cat. 57
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986-1987 12 Jun-4 Jan, The Vancouver Museum, Captain George Vancouver: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, 1791-1795
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected on George Vancouver's voyage to Hawaii and the NW coast of North America 1791-1795.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1891C25.233 (old CDMS no.)