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ornament

human history
  • Description

    Hair ornament. Consisting of bundles of curly, thick, short, dark brown and black coloured rouru (hair) bundled together using threads of coconut sennit. These bundles are interwoven into a base, comprised of a thick woven braid made of coconut sennit, with a loop at each end of the woven base. Plant fibres are visible in a couple of bundles of rouru. A small piece of cotton thread is wrapped around the base.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1931.533
  • Accession Date
    19 Oct 1931
  • Other Id

    16800 (ethnology)

    3278 (Bishop Museum)

  • Department

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