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Apron made of black plant fibres plaited into a long band.

Apron liku

plant fibre, Tonga, possibly, manufactured in Fiji, l. 47 cm, w. 60 cm, Inv. Oz 150

Apron made of coconut fibre, shell, fish teeth and scarlet feathers

Apron sisi fale

coconut fibre, shell, teeth, feathers, Tonga, l. 55, w. 36 cm, Inv. Oz 142

Apron made of plant fibre and hand-woven into fine netting that forms a stripe and chequered pattern.

Apron ta’ovala

plant fibre, Tonga, l. 27, w. 34 cm, Inv. Oz 147

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

Hand-woven cloak made of flax.

Cloak (unfinished) mai muka

flax, New Zealand, l. 65 cm, w. 90 cm, Inv. Oz 313

Cloak fastener formed in a needle-like shape made of whalebone and plant fibre.

Cloak fastener au rei

whalebone, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 16 cm, Inv. Oz 299

Cloak fastener formed in a needle-like shape made of animal material and plant fibre.

Cloak fastener au rei

animal material, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 13.5 cm, Inv. Oz 300

Cloak fastener formed in a needle-like shape made of green abalone shell and plant fibre.

Cloak fastener au rei

paua shell, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 9 cm, Inv. Oz 301

Cloak fastener possibly made of human bone and plant fibre.

Cloak fastener au rei

bone, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 4.5 cm, Inv. Oz 303

Hand-woven cloak of brown-beige colour made of flax, with remnants of dog fur strips on all four corners.

Cloak

flax, dog fur, New Zealand, l. 185 cm, w. 160 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 33

Cloak made of flax and dyed dark brown. Thick, doubled fibre cords are twisted and found on both long sides as borders.

Cloak mai muka

flax, New Zealand, l. 113 cm, w. 164 cm, Inv. Oz 314

Hand-woven cloak made of a silky flax.

Cloak mai muka

flax, dog fur, New Zealand, l. 83 cm, w. 120 cm, Inv. Oz 315

Hand-woven cloak made of flax with a fringed edge.

Cloak mai muka

flax, New Zealand, l. 105 cm, w. 116 cm, Inv. Oz 316

Hand-woven cloak made of flax, with six brown, stripes and brown, patterned edges on the long sides.

Cloak mai muka

flax, dog fur, New Zealand, l. 107 cm, w. 135 cm, Inv. Oz 317

Eye-shade made from matting (fara fibres) reinforced by thin wooden sticks.

Eye-shade taumata or taupoo

wood, fara (pandanus) fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 25 cm, w. 29 cm, Inv. Oz 399

Mat made of diagonally plaited leaf strips.

Mat fau

leaf strips, Tonga, l. 78 cm, w. 166 cm, Inv. Oz 151

Mat made from a white plant material. The leaf strips are diagonally plaited. Mat edges are fringed.

Mat sina

leaf strips, Tonga, imported from Samoa, l. 145 cm, w. 100 cm, Inv. Oz 146

Overskirt made of diagonally plaited leaf strips incorporating leaf-like elements.

Overskirt vala

leaf strips, Tonga, l. 51–60 cm, w. 120 cm, Inv. Oz 143

Poncho-like garment made from plantain leaf fibres woven together like matting with a fringed edge.

'Poncho-like' garment tiputa

purau fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 94, w. 50 cm, Inv. Oz 421

Poncho-like garment made from several layers of thick barkcloth.

'Poncho-like' garment tiputa

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 120, w. 168 cm, Inv. Oz 621

Poncho-like garment made from thick white bark cloth, with a red border around it.

'Poncho-like' garment tiputa

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 136, w. 339 cm, Inv. Oz 625

Rope made of reddish-brown and blackish-brown coconut fibre cords plaited together several times.

Rope no’o

coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 320 cm, w. 4 cm, Inv. Oz 318

Skirt or apron made from fine shred of plantain leaf, dyed and knotted to a string that fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 50 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 12

Skirt formed of fine white shred of the plantain leaf, some of them dyed yellow, and knotted to a string which fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 74 cm, Inv. Oz 420

Skirt or apron made from fine shred of plantain leaf, dyed and knotted to a string that fastens around the waist.

Skirt

plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 30 cm, Inv. Oz 425