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Bag

Object Number:18135A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maori
Provenience: New Zealand
Taranaki
Auckland
Date Made: Before 1874
Early Date: 1864
Late Date: 1874
Section:Oceanian
Materials:New Zealand Flax
Pigment
Technique:Twined
Height: 20 cm
Width: 37 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Flat bag consisting of two twined (taaniko) panels with black, brown and natural colored diamond and triangle patterns. Fringes around sides and bottom, alternating black, brown, and natural tufts circa 5 cm. long. Braided carrying strap, the ends of which (with tassels of black and natural fiber).are stitched to the four top corners of the bag, New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax). Woman's bag.

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