About this object

A skirt made from gold-coloured fibrous Ribbonwood bark strips plaited together at the waist, with four lines of twining below (one immediately next to the waist plait). There are two sets of ties - one pair at the waist (where one tie is an extension of the waist plait), one pair attached to the lower line of twining.

This garment was made by finger-weaving or twining. The techniques used are single and double-pair twining, with two strands per cm. There are three lines of double-pair twining, and the lowest line is single-pair twining.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1950 before
  • Materials
    Fibre (Ribbonwood Bark - Hoheria sp); Technique: Twined
  • 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
    85.0 x 1.0 x 72.0 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
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