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Detail of Bark cloth

Bark cloth
Masi kesa

Band of bark cloth stencil-decorated in earth colours. The brown, black and white designs on this masi are typical of those in Taveuni Island, Cakaudrove Province. Attention is drawn particularly to the triangular shaped pattern which is called a vane swastika, kamiki, which is of Lauan influence probably ultimately deriving from Tonga.
Reg. Number: X44899
Acquistion Details: Donated by Mrs N.B. Thomson, 1940
Dimensions: L.3840mm W.670mm
MV Collection object
Detail of Bark cloth
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