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Bark cloth

Donated to RAMM by the Devon & Exeter Institution. Entry in museum register January 1872 states “13 pieces of tapa cloth. Otaheite. Presented by Captain Bond RN.” Length 2500 x width...

Cord

Originally acquired through a taio relationship by 1st Lieutenant Francis Godolphin Bond on the HMS Providence in 1792. Bond donated this costume to the Devon and Exeter Institution in 1815,...

Cloth

Small samples of barkcloth from Tonga were acquired by Lieutenant Fabien on 19 November 1835. The sample next to it is a piece of plain barkcloth with the fibres...

Barkcloth

A fragment of plain barkcloth, possibly part of a chief’s clothing....

Adze

Adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the blades...

Club

A dance club described as an ‘anave - an aesthetically Samoan dance club; a diamond-shaped and sharp-edged blade with a collar where blade and handle meet formed into several transverse...

Ladle

The butt has ten heads carved on top of a series of panels leading to the main shaft. Its use is uncertain, but other examples of this type of object...

Adze

Adzes of this kind were a form of god image, possibly related to Tane-mata-ariki. The stone blades were not only tools, but also exchange valuables. Often the blades...

Staff

Made of toromiro wood, the eye sockets of this staff, now empty, would would have formerly been inlaid with obsidian. Used as a weapon, also as a staff of office....

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