[singlepic id=311 w=250 h=450 float=none]Barkcloth, Masi
This type of barkcloth decorated with dark motifs applied with a bamboo roller is typical of the interior of Viti Levu. It was probably worn by chiefs as a malo or loin-cloth. This piece was seized in Nadrau by Fijian auxiliaries operating under the command of Captain Louis Knollys during the period of unrest known as the ‘Little War’.
Nadrau,Viti Levu, Fiji. Probably collected July-August 1876. Z 30477