About this object

A skirt (piupiu) made from New Zealand flax with a fringe of partly stripped and dyed cylindrical leaf tags forming a striped pattern in black and pale yellow.

There is no backing section to the fringe, which is plaited into a waistband. One end of the waistband plait forms a tie. The other end has a separate tie attached.

The techniques used are double-pair and single-pair twining. There are two leaf strips per cm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1950 before
  • Materials
    Fibre Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Dye; Technique: Twined, dyed
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Oversby, 1950
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    90.0 x 1.0 x 53.0 cm
  • Related people
    Mrs Oversby (Previous owner); Mrs Young (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Mrs Oversby

    Owned from: 1950
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Mrs Young

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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