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loin-cloth / barkcloth

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Piece of thick decorated barkcloth, used for ceremonial maro (loin-cloth); with a piece separated from main body.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1790-1810 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 171.5 centimetres
    • Width: 71 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Pipturus albidus (māmaki); identified by Museum scientist Caroline Cartwright in October 2014.McKinney, N. (2014). ‘Textiles of the trees’, British Museum Magazine, No.80, Winter 2014, pp.34-36.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2015 5 Feb-6 Dec, London, BM, G91, Shifting patterns: Pacific barkcloth clothing

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquisition details unknown.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • JEP.103 (J.Edge Partington no. (see Slip))
    • Oc????D6.19 (old CDMS no.)


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