- Museum number
Chief's belt or loin-cloth made of hibiscus fibre or banana leaf, loom woven with fringes at each end. Stripes of undyed, bright red and black-dyed fibre.
- Production date
- 19thC(mid)-19thC(late) (likely)
Length: 113 centimetres (including fringes)
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Margery Blackman, scholar of weaving from Dunedin, says this loin-cloth is unusual. The label says it is from Kosrae, rather than Ponape. It could have been a trade textile or one influenced by European printed missionary cloth. M. Blackman visited the Textile Centre on 7/9/04.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected by the vendor.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number