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Fa'paurou

human history
  • Other Name

    Hat (English)

  • Description

    Fa’paurou. Hat. Fa’paurou is made of strips and woven strands of sa'anga (pandanus) with masi (bark cloth) decoration. Brim and crown of are woven separately. Brim consists of eleven strands, 3-ply, woven from strips of sa'anga consisting of various shades of brown. Each woven strand is machine-sewn together using black coloured cotton thread. The crown consists of woven strips of voivoi.

    The woven strips comprise a strand, 15 in total, that are machine-sewn together using white coloured cotton thread. The brim is decorated with a rose, made of masi (bark cloth), sewn onto brim. There are two plaits made of sa'anga strips, each plaited 3-ply.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    2004.78.29
  • Accession Date
    04 Aug 2004
  • Other Id

    56187 (ethnology)

  • Department
hat, 2004.78.29, 56187, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more

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