Barkcloth Z 30734

[singlepic id=310 w=450 h=250 float=none]Barkcloth, Masikesa
This barkcloth was probably made in the Yasayasamoala Group located between Viti Levu and the southern Lau Islands. The elongated designs and intricate stencilling are characteristic of the area, specifically of the islands of Moala and Matuku. This cloth was collected by Lieutenant Henry Olive, Commander of the Armed Native Constabulary and close friend of von Hügel.
Yasayasamoala, Fiji. Collected by Lieutenant H. Olive, 1870s. Z 30734

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