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Predicate Object 19 Oct 2000 2000-10-19T00:00:00.000Z 2000-10-19T00:00:00.000Z 2000.49.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2000.49.1, 55645 Tongan 2000-10-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:54:00.741Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Women/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Kiekie. Waist ornament. Kiekie are waist ornaments which are worn by females in Tonga as part of their formal wear. They are also worn by school girls and boys in Tonga as part of their school uniform. Kiekie are traditionally made from natural materials which are sourced locally in Tonga or in villages. However, kiekie can be made from a combination of synthetic and natural materials, or entirely from synthetic material. This kiekie is made from VHS tape reel, the waistband is woven with plaited ties at either end. Hanging from the waistband are strands of circular woven flowers which have coloured wool embellishments. waist garment
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