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Fibre brassiere, plaited in plain check in natural ecru and dyed purple; halter neck, triangular cups attached with green fibre thread to supporting strip forming back straps; three small yellow rosettes: one in middle of supporting strip between cups, and one at top of each cup.
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Width: 93 centimetres (including back straps)
- Curator's comments
- Collection made by donor in field in 1950s. See Eth.Doc.1054.
Also MS in Departmental Library, N. Sandwith, "Wide-eyed in Tonga: a South Seas odyssey", and paintings, sketches and photographs in Departmental Pictorial Archive.
Donor's label: "Brassiere. Apia, Western Samoa. 1954".
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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