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Plaited bands of varying thickness made of coconut fibres, and other plants. Some wrapped around old playing cards.

Bands

coconut fibre, unattributed, w. 0.3–0.8 cm, Inv. Oz 370–375

Bark beater made of a piece of whalebone, the head is trapeze-shaped and the end of the flat grip is wide and notched like a fishtail.

Bark beater ees’ee

whalebone, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 26.6 cm, w. 4.5 cm, h. 6 cm, Inv. Am 620

Barkcloth that is double-layered, one layer being very thin and the other quite thick. The two layers are made from different fibre materials.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 92 cm, w. 129 cm, Inv. Oz 628

Thick, soft cloth consists of two to four layers of material made of tree bark, dyed light brown and a reddish colour.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 177, w. 150 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 48

Thin single-layered of barkcloth dyeda  yellowish colour, stained with red patterns consisting of dots and semicircles.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 88 cm, w. 89 cm, Inv. Oz 605

A piece of thin barkcloth dyed a yellow-brownish colour that also exhibits some reddish and greyish discolouration. Used as a cloak-like cape.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 140 cm, w. 200 cm, Inv. Oz 615

Thin single-layered barkcloth, dyed an uneven, reddish-brown

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 102 cm, w. 112 cm, Inv. Oz 626

Two pieces of thick and soft barkcloth are multi-layered and undyed.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 111 cm, w. 187 cm, Inv. Oz 616

Single-layered barkcloth of a natural un-dyed cream colour with a yellowish-beige discolouration. Used to make wrap around skirts or loincloths.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 120 cm, w. 362 cm, Inv. Oz 619

This piece of barkcloth, reddish-beige colour and full of holes around the edges.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 185 cm, w. 84 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 46

Thick double-layered barkcloth dyed a uniform yellow with pattern of two to four rows of red circles on the border.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 138 cm, w. 237 cm, Inv. Oz 614

Barkcloth, an undyed multi-layered soft cloth.

Barkcloth 'ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 143 cm, w. 208 cm, Inv. Oz 613

Barkcloth beater made from a piece of the heavy hardwood with its four sides feature a number of coarser to finer grooves.

Barkcloth beater tupai

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 37 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 11

Barkcloth beater made from a piece of the heavy hardwood. Its four sides feature a number of coarser to finer grooves. The handle thickens towards the end and ends in a pyramidal shape.

Barkcloth beater tupai

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 38.5 cm, Inv. Oz 406

Thin double-layered barkcloth with black and brown lines are painted on to its grey surface.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 76 cm, w. 80 cm, Inv. Oz 587

Thin barkcloth of a slightly yellowish colour that is very soft and grooved.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 120 cm, w. 138 cm, Inv. Oz 630

Thick barkcloth, grooved and consists of several parts sewn together. A light colour decorated with red and black lines on one side only.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 84 cm, w. 132 cm, Inv. Oz 589, Hanover 1854, No. 45 (not shown)

Barkcloth that is very thin and dyed red and oiled. It is full of holes.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 27 cm, w. 70 cm, Inv. Oz 588

Thin barkcloth, A light colour that has a pattern of bundles of six red stripes.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 77 cm, w. 90 cm, Inv. Oz 590

Thin barkcloth undecorated with a straight line watermark.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 185–200 cm, w. 100–104 cm, Inv. Oz 581

Thin two-layered barkcloth with a grey colour. It has perforations derived from the beating process.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 64 cm, w. 68 cm, Inv. Oz 586

Thin single-layered barkcloth with an orange-ochre colour, decorated with parallel red lines on one side.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 80 cm, w. 81 cm, Inv. Oz 270

Thick barkcloth that consists of two different pieces pasted together. One piece is brown and the other white.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 68 cm, w. 80 cm, Inv. Oz 264

Thick grooved barkcloth, dyed red on one side and a light colour pattern with parallel black lines on the other.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 62 cm, w. 85 cm, Inv. Oz 269

Thin barkcloth decorated with bundles of triple parallel lines which are either red or black.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 66 cm, w. 117 cm, Inv. Oz 265

Thick barkcloth with a straight line watermark. A pattern on one side only consists of clusters of black squares and diagonal white zigzags on a red background.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 68 cm, w. 100 cm, Inv. Oz 266

A thin piece of glazed barkcloth in a variety of singular figures decorated in red and black with alternating patterns, consisting of squares, and vertical and horizontal black lines.

Barkcloth ngatu

Tonga, l. 82 cm, w. 110 cm, Inv. Oz 577

Barkcloth featuring brown herring-bone pattern in which each stripe is separated from the other by a line.

Barkcloth ngatu

Tonga, l. 13.5 cm, w. 17 cm, Inv. Oz 599

Part of a very large piece of barkcloth, with broad black stripes that stands out only slightly against the blackish-brown background.

Barkcloth ngatu 'uli

Tonga, l. 62 cm, w. 124 cm, Inv. Oz 631

Glazed barkcloth decorated with a pattern of diagonal brown lines.

Barkcloth ngatu tahina

Tonga, l. 120 cm, w. 250 cm, Inv. Oz 575

Large piece of glazed barkcloth decorated with a pattern of diagonal and vertical brown lines with a white border and large brown spots and stripes at both ends.

Barkcloth ngatu tahina

Tonga, l. 240 cm, w. 233 cm, Inv. Oz 576

Thirty-two samples of individual square pieces of barkcloth, bound in light green leather.

Barkcloth sample card

unattributed, l. 143 cm, w. 27.5 cm, Inv. Oz 638

Barrel-shaped basket made of woven coconut leaf ribs, sticks and plant fibre.

Basket

coconut leaf ribs, sticks, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, h. 27 cm, opening 16.5–21.5 cm, Inv. Oz 400

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 16 cm, w. 16 cm, h. 11 cm, Inv. Oz 398

Basket, made of pandanus leaves with a cordage of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, w. 21 cm, h. 12 cm, d. 18.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 41

Basket made of pandanus leaves weaved into alternating narrow stripes in a brown or yellowish colour.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, Tonga, w. 28 cm, h. 22 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 2

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 18 cm, w. 16 cm, h. 14 cm, Inv. Oz 401

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 35 cm, h. 16 cm, Inv. Oz 121

Basket made of sticks from the coconut palm leaf, wrapped up with coconut fibre strings, and connected with the same material.

Basket kato

coconut leaf ribs, fibre, Tonga, l. 54 cm, h. 28 cm, Inv. Oz 115

Basket made of sticks from the coconut palm leaf, wrapped up with coconut fibre strings, and connected to one other with the same material.

Basket kato

coconut leaf ribs, fibre, Tonga, l. 41 cm, h. 28 cm, Inv. Oz 116

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres with a slightly baggy rectangular opening, in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 59 cm, h. 23 cm, w. 7 cm (top), 13.5 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 118

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres, with a rectangular opening in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 47.5 cm, h. 19.5 cm, w. 12 cm (top), 17 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 117

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres with an oval opening, in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 33 cm, h. 15 cm, w. 7 cm (at top), Inv. Oz 119

Basket made of plant fibre, rectangular in shape with two small handles.

Basket kato kafa

plant fibre, Tonga, w. 38 cm, h. 31 cm, Inv. Oz 138

Rectangular-shaped basket made of coconut fibre and decorated with shells.

Basket kato mosi kaka

coconut fibre, shells, Tonga, w. 61.5 cm, h. 40 cm, Inv. Oz 139

Oval-shaped basket made of coconut fibre and decorated with shells.

Basket kato mosi kaka

coconut fibre, shells, Tonga, w. 44 cm, h. 27 cm, Inv. Oz 122

Basket made of light and reddish to dark brown flax strips plaited in a geometric pattern.

Basket kete

flax, New Zealand, h. 25.5 cm, w. 45.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 50

Basket made of light and dark brown flax strips plaited together in a geometric pattern, with handles made of twisted cord.

Basket kete

flax, New Zealand, h. 36.5 cm, w. 52.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 51

Matted belt made of flax, ending at each end in a plaited band.

Belt tatua

flax, New Zealand, l. 128 cm, w. 6 cm, Inv. Oz 322

Bird figure made of bone that represents a water bird resting on a flat oval base.

Bird figure

bone, Unalaska or Chukot Peninsula, northern Pacific, l. 3 cm, h. 1.8 cm, w. 1.5 cm, Inv. Am 1079

Bow made of hard dark brown wood.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 143.3 cm, Inv. Oz 1155

Short bow made of brown wood.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 115 cm, Inv. Oz 1217

Long bow, made of brown wood. A strong cord made of three twisted strings made of hibiscus fibre, attached as a bowstring.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 134 cm, Inv. Oz 1258

Bow made of wood slightly and unevenly bent, being narrower in the middle, and ends.

Bow

wood, Cook Inlet (presumably), l. 135 cm, w. 2.4 cm, d. 1.5 cm, Inv. Am 689

A long S-shaped bow made of dark brown wood

Bow (s-shaped bow)

wood, Vanuatu, l. 158.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1218

Short bow made of brown wood that tapers sharply towards both ends.

Bow Oz

wood, Vanuatu, l. 162.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1262

Bow made of white wood.

Bow fana

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 149.5 cm, d. 3.5 cm (max.), Inv. Am 3

Bow made of brown light wood and slightly curved.

Bow fana

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 151.5 cm, d. 3.1 cm (max.), Inv. Am 2

Bow made of light-brown, light-weight wood and slightly curved.

Bow fana

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 162 cm, d. 3.5–4 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 350

Curved bow of brown wood becoming slightly thinner towards both ends.

Bow kaufana

wood, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 186 cm, Inv. Oz 123

Bow made of brown wood and curved, becoming slightly thinner towards both ends (the string is missing)

Bow kaufana

wood, Tonga, l. 119 cm, Inv. Oz 1259

Bow made of yew wood, narrow in the middle and ends.

Bow moostatte

wood, Nootka Sound, northern Pacific, l. 129 cm, w. 4.8 cm (middle), d. 1.8 cm, Inv. Am 619

Bracelet made of the bottom part of a large pearly Trochus shell.

Bracelet

trochus shell, Vanuatu, d. 11.7 cm (outside), 9.5 cm (inside), Inv. Oz 397

Bracelet made from the central strip of the hard coconut shell. A zigzag pattern has been cut into the outside, running all round in a repeat pattern.

Bracelet

coconut shell, Vanuatu, d. 9.2 cm (outside), 7.9 cm (inside), Inv. Oz 701

Bracelet made from ivory or dog teeth and turtleshell and strung together on a cord.

Bracelet kupe’e

dog teeth, turtleshell, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 27 cm, h. 2 cm, Inv. Oz 240

Bracelet made from boar tusks, smoothed and polished and strung together evenly on a cord.

Bracelet kupe’e ho’okalakala

boar tusks, olona fibre, Hawaii, c. 20.4 cm (inner), 40.7 cm (outer), h. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 239

Breadfruit splitter made of a dark brown hardwood, shaped similar to an axe. The blade and shaft are made from one piece.

Breadfruit splitter

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 31 cm, w. 6.5 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 365

Breast plate, formed into a crescent-shaped base made of light soft wood tied together. The breast is covered over with the beautiful red and black tropical peas.

Breast ornament (gorget)

wood, resin, beans, Marquesas Islands, w. 27 cm, h. 20 cm, d. 11 cm (neckline), Inv. Oz 111

Horseshoe-shaped, collar-like breast ornament or gorget made of cane, coconut fibre, dog hair, shark teeth and feathers.

Breast ornament (gorget) taumi

cane, coconut fibre, dog hair, shark teeth, feathers, Tahiti and the Society Islands, w. 51 cm, h. 33 cm, Hanover 1850, No. 1

Horseshoe-shaped, collar-like breast ornament or gorget consisting of lattice-work made of some cane slips held together by twisted plant fibre strings.

Breast ornament (gorget) taumi

cane, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, w. 51 cm (max.), h. 43 cm, Inv. Oz 426

Breastplate of semicircular shape made of cane, plaited coconut fibres and other plant material, Dog hair, shark teeth, feathers and mother-of-pearl are also used.

Breast ornament (gorget) taumi

cane, dog hair, shark teeth, feathers, mother-of-pearl, Tahiti and the Society Islands, w. 55 cm (max.), h. 52 cm, Inv. Oz 431

Breast ornament with hook. Hung from two black bundles of twisted human hair, connected by a cord. A pendant at the front is made of whale tooth and has the form of a hook.

Breast ornament with hook lei niho palaoa

human hair, plant fibre, whale tooth, Hawaii, l. 2.6 cm (hook), 15–16 cm (strings), w. 0.9 cm (hook), Inv. Oz 234

Breast ornaments. Object on left made from black coral. Object on right made from white shell. Both have a hole drilled through the middle.

Breast ornaments lei

shell, black coral, Hawaii, l. 3.5 cm; l. 2.9 cm, Inv. Oz 236, 235

Breastplate made of whalebone. The surface is slightly round and curved, and polished on one side.

Breastplate ‘aofi (tui tofua’a)

whalebone, Tonga, 47.5 x 50 cm, Inv. Oz 137

Black human hair loosely and unevenly twisted into a long bundle, partly in loops.

Bundle of hair

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 165 cm, Inv. Oz 113

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