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Predicate Object 12 Mar 2014 2014-03-12T00:00:00.000Z 2014-03-12T00:00:00.000Z 2014.18.6 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.18.6, 55585; A.6 Kiribati 2014-03-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:27:28.436Z Pacific Collection Access Project Kiribati 35 Weaving/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te riri te banni. Coconut fiber skirt.This is a skirt made from the coconut frond. It features four layers if fibrous pinnules. Starting from the outer layers, the first is a short fringe that borders the top edge. The pinnules are slightly larger in width compared to the rest of the skirt. They begin with a small loop from the top then a longer loop underneath.The small loops of fiber have been dyed and are pale green in colour. The longer loops of fiber are a natural off-white colour. The second layer is made up of singular pinnules of fiber in a longer length. These have been sectioned out by colour. They appear to have been dyed with a synthetic dye and faded over time. There is a sequence to the colour sectioning: pink, natural fiber colour, green, pink, natural fiber colour, green, pink, natural fiber colour then green. The third layer, also longer in length repeats the same pattern sequence starting with a section of natural coloured fiber. Then the last layer, also the longest in length is mostly of the natural coloured pinnules with some in the pink and green colourway spread through the back of the layers. An intricate knotting method has been used to attach the pinnules to the off-white european style cordage. An off-white european style of cord features loosely at the top ends of the riri. One end is looped and the other end is in two pieces, knotted and then left loose. Te riri te banni
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