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Description: A semi-circular cape with two separate arm pieces attached at the shoulder, and ties at each end of the neck.

This garment has a thatched construction with overlapping leaf strips, probably Cabbage Tree ti kouka (Cordyline australis). It is probably a rain cape (old records say 'grass cape w shoes, worn against rain...').

The leaves are very dry and fragile.

Place collected: not recorded
Date collected: not recorded
Measurements: 160.0 x 2.0 x 99.0 cm
Type: Textile/Clothing

Note: Acquired by Norwich Castle Museum from Charles Jecks in 1853.
Accession no: 56.22.827
Other number(s): 68.53 [Accession Number]