From: New Zealand

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 18132
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Zealand
Section Oceanian
Materials Flax | Wool

"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.

Length 87 cm
Width 117 cm
Credit Line Gift of William Pepper, 1891

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