Skirt

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Registration number
40693
Item name
Skirt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Cook Islands > Southern Group > Rarotonga Island
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Collector
Reverend Albert Henry Piper 
Acquisition date
November 27, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by Heather Schlusemeyer 
Raw material
bark cloth; plant dye
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Bark fibre skirt; red and yellow vertical stripes; black spots on yellow stripes.

Research notes

The skirt was collected between 1900 - 1910 the donor's grandfather Reverend Albert Henry Piper the first Seventh Day Adventist missionary from Australasia in Rarotonga. Attributed by Reverend Piper's daughter Clarice as coming from Rarotonga.

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