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Predicate Object 03 Mar 1977 1977-03-03T00:00:00.000Z 1977-03-03T00:00:00.000Z 1977.21 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1977.21, 48076.2 Daku/Tailevu/Viti Levu/Fijian 1997-12-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:12:56.818Z Nai Yau Vakaviti - Na Ka Mareqeti Pacific Collection Access Project Fiji 35 Iri Buli. Fan. Woven in the style distinctive to the women of Daku village, Tailevu province. Woven from drau ni niu (coconut leaflet) of natural colour, incorporated with somo (black dyed strips of voivoi, or pandanus) to decorative effect, and magimagi (coconut sennit) braided in tali tolu (3 ply braiding technique) tightly wrapped around the handle. Blade's commencement at centre base, woven out in vertical twill. Somo woven through from the commencement at centre towards widest points of the blade and along the top edge, finishing at the apex. Identical on both sides. Blade has been varnished. Iri Buli
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