Museum register states “Cloth beater. Presented by Captain Bond, RN.”
Originally acquired through a taio relationship by 1st Lieutenant Francis Godolphin Bond on the HMS Providence in 1792. Bond donated this item to the Devon and Exeter Institution in 1815, of which he was a proprietor. The Devon & Exeter Institution presented this item to the Albert Memorial Museum in January 1872.
Karen Jacobs, 2015:
Bark cloth beater, I’e kuku. Wood. Presented to the Devon & Exeter Institution. Fine example of an early 19th century wooden barkcloth beater with crosshatched lines (typical for Hawaiian beaters). A wooden beater used in barkcloth making to mesh the fibres and create an even cloth.
This object is not on display.