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Predicate Object 1899 1899-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1899-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 8352 Cook Islands 2003-06-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T04:59:18.254Z tapa+pacific 55 'Early missionaries probably introduced the poncho from Tahiti in an effort to cover the bodies of their converts. This tiputa has been dyed yellow, perhaps with turmeric, and decorated with intricate cut-out patters. Although it was collected in Rarotonga in 1899 by the curator of Auckland Museum, these cut-out patterns suggest that it may have been made on Mangaia.' Neich and Pendergrast, 'Pacific Tapa', 1997. Tiputa. Poncho. Made of tapa (barkcloth). Tiputa has akaverevere (fringing) and is decorated with geometric patterns incised across the tiputa. Neckline is incised in patara (serrated) edges. Yellow in colour. Tiputa
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