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Predicate Object 18 Nov 2004 2004-11-18T00:00:00.000Z 2004-11-18T00:00:00.000Z 2004.120.6 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2004.120.6, 56262 Niuean 2004-11-18T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-08-20T06:03:24.276Z Niue Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Titi fou. Skirt of lace bark. This is a handwoven titi fou made entirely from lau fou (lace bark). Its base has been made from red dyed lau fou. 10cm twilled taki-rua to form waist band, then knotted and left to form skirt. The hip area of the titi (skirt) shows fakafiti (twill weave). The selvedges of the fakafiti have been knotted in even bunches and left loose to make up the remaining length of the titi. Additional fakamanaia (decorations) have been added over the surface of the fakafiti in dyed lau fou of green, yellow and a natural tan colour. Each end of the titi features a short corded length that would have been used for the purpose of adjusting the titi upon the wearer's waist. Titi fou
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