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Rectangular sheet of barkcloth (hiapo in Niue) decorated in dark brown ink with designs in square panels, primarily combined plant and geometric forms. One panel depicts a European woman in bonnet and crinoline dress, mid-nineteenth century style.
Length: 228 centimetres
Width: 186 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See: Kooijman, Simon 'Tapa in Polynesia' 1972, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, p.295,fig.278.
See John Pule and Nicholas Thomas, 'Hiapo: Past and present in Niuean barkcloth', Dunedin, University of Otago Press, 2005, p.107
Found unnumbered in collections; apparently unregistered. Register addition "Niue".
Rectangular sheet of barkcloth. Scalloped edges, pattern in black in square panels including a European woman in the dress of the 1860s (?).
[Niue] W. Pacific.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2013-2014 Oct-April, Cologne, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes
2018 18 Sept-9 Dec, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Oceania
2019 12 Mar-07 July, Paris, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, 'Oceania'
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1953Q2.3 (old CDMS no.)