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Tiputa (tunic) from The Society Islands

1780-1820

British Museum

British Museum

Tiputa. Poncho made of barkcloth of multiple layers with a hole for the head. Yellow background colour, with red decoration of zig zag lines and impressed patterns of fern leaves in a red colour. The reverse also has a faint pattern of leaves.

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  • Title: Tiputa (tunic) from The Society Islands
  • Date Created: 1780-1820
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 245 centimetres Width: 118 centimetres
  • Provenance: Donated by Henry Christy
  • Production place: Society Islands
  • Copyright: © The Trustees of The British Museum
  • British Museum link: Oc.1982

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