[singlepic id=266 w=450 h=250 float=none]Barkcloth, Masikesa
From the early 19th century firearms were acquired from traders or exchanged with Tongans. Cut from a larger piece and decorated with stencilled floral, geometric and musket patterns, this barkcloth demonstrates the importance of this new commodity.
Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 1875-77. Z 30483