logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Cloak

Object Number:18132
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Zealand
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Flax
Wool
Length: 87 cm
Width: 117 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

"Native flax mat, ornamented with black sea weed." Rectangular cloak consisting of black twisted fibers secured by widely spaced light colored horizontal wefts. Front covered with tags consisting of bundles of flat grayish-black strips. Fringes of rolled black fiber at top corners, two ties of twisted light and dark fiber. Bright red wool threaded in rows across top, and in closely spaced clumps along other three edges.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 321View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Simmons, D. R. 1982. Catalogue of Maori Artefacts in the Museums of Canada and the United States of America.. Auckland. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 209 c (bottom)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.