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Barkcloth

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, 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

Barkcloth, an undyed multi-layered soft cloth.

Barkcloth 'ahu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Barkcloth kapa

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

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

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

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

Samples of barkcloth some with a natural yellowish-white tone. Others featuring stamp patterns of red brown circles and another dyed yellowish-red and reddish-brown.

Samples of barkcloth ‘ahu

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.5 cm, w. 10.5 cm (min.), l. 23 cm, w. 33 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 591–598