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Predicate Object 1985 1985-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1985-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1985.449 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1985.449, 51978 Kiribati 1997-08-26T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:51:56.689Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Weaving/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Women/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Woven bodice. This is a woven bodice garment. It references smocking techniques across the chest area of the bodice. It is made from natural coloured kakoko (young, white central shoot of the coconut palm frond) and te ira (pandanus leaf). When laid out flat, it is rectangular in shape. Flat plaits of te ira form the shoulder straps which have been attached to the top border. The chest part adapts a smocking technique to create decorative patterns. Synthetically dyed kakoko and te ira decorate the gathered pinnules of kakoko. Purple, green, pink and orange synthetic dye has been used to create the coloured patterns in the smocked border of the bodice. The smocking makes up a third of the bodice. The next two thirds has been left as loose strands of pinnules. The sides of the smocked border feature two types of fasteners. A wide, three-ply plaited strip of te ira ties just beneath the bust, then some kora (coconut sennit fibre cordage) features at the top to fasten the bodice of the breast area. This bodice was made by a Marshallese lady based in Kiribati and married to a Kiribati in 1970. Woven bodice
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