Cord

Description
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, of which he was a proprietor. This gift was recorded in the D&EI committee meeting minutes. The Devon & Exeter Institution presented this costume to the Albert Memorial Museum in 1872.

Dia = 180mm

Anne D’Alleva, 1994
“Finely braided human hair cordage formed into a coil.”
Accession Loan No.
E1788b
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
cord
Simple Name
cord
Full Name
human hair cordage (tamau)
Dimensions
whole diameter 180 mm
Production County
Tahiti, Society Islands
Production Country
French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
human hair
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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