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Predicate Object 01 Sep 1926 1926-09-01T00:00:00.000Z 1926-09-01T00:00:00.000Z 1926.193 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1926.193, 10166 Cook Islands 2003-12-23T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T05:33:46.245Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project Pacific Lifeways 35 Predominantly Open 'Tiputa were probably introduced by missionaries of the London Missionary Society from Tahiti in order to encourage their converts to cover their bodies.' Neich and Pendergrast, 'Pacific Tapa', 1997. Tiputa. Poncho. Made of tapa (barkcloth) from the kuru (Breadfruit tree, Artocarpus altilis). Tiputa has akaverevere (fringing) and is decorated with rows of geometric patterns incised across the tiputa. Neckline is incised in patara (serrated) edges. Dark brown in colour and black in colour on reverse side. Tiputa
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