About this object

A skirt (piupiu) made from New Zealand Flax with a fringe of unstripped, undyed, cylindrical leaf tags in a yellow-gold colour.

There is no backing section to the fringe. The tassels are plaited into a waistband, which has plaited ties at each end.

The technique used is single-pair twining, with one 'weft' (aho). The tags ends form the waistband plait and have their ends cut off at the back.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Bay of Plenty: Ruatoki
  • Date made
    1983 before
  • Materials
    Fibre Yarn Flax (NZ) (Phormium sp); Technique: Twined, plaited
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr G Fisher, 1983
  • Collector
    G Mr Fisher
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Bay of Plenty: Ruatoki
  • Date collected
    1983 before
  • Measurements
    88.0 x 1.0 x 49.0 cm
  • Related people
    G Mr Fisher (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • G Mr Fisher

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1983
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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