Hat with a brim, made of machine stitched plaited strips of natural coloured leaf with an interwoven black strip. A plume is inserted into the centre of the crown. This consists of red, brown and yellow feathers and black ones tied to a plastic(?) stick with nylon string. The inside of the brim is marked in ink with the letters M.L. The hat was given as a gift to the figure known as A'a by Maurice Lenoir a visitor from Rurutu, in 1989.


  • Title: Hat
  • Date Created: 1989
  • Physical Dimensions: Diam. 35.5 cm; H. 20 cm
  • Production place: Rurutu, Austral Islands, Polynesia
  • Material: plastic, nylon, leaf, feather
  • Copyright: The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum link: Oc1989,01.2

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