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Kato pesi

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Purse (English)
  • Description
    Kato pesi. Purse. This is a small, hand-woven, rectangular, two-sided kato pesi. It is exposed of closures and handle components. It is made mostly from lau fā (pandanus leaf) in the form of lalaga fakafiti (a twill style weave). Dyed pinnules of lau fou (lace bark) have been applied to the exterior to define a repeated diagonal stripe. These are defined through dyed colours such as green, pink, navy and dark red. The edge of the opening is uneven and drops in length on one side.
  • Other Number
    2004.120.28, 56285
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    18 November 2004
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Kato pesi, 2004.120.28, 56285, Photographed by Richard Ng, digital, 10 Jan 2019, Cultural Permissions Apply
Kato pesi, 2004.120.28, 56285, Photographed by Richard Ng,… … Read more


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