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Predicate Object 1936 1936-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1936-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 24012; 201 Kiribati 2002-06-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:39:21.468Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te nuota. Belt made of human hair. The nuota is a waist ornament or belt used as part of the adornment for Kiribati male dancers' costumes. It is made with long lengths of flat braided ira n atu (human hair) and these are all black in colour. The eight long braids are plaited in 3-ply technique and loosely sewn together with european twine to create more width. Around the mid section these are all laid flat together with black thread. The nuota is bristly in texture overall as loose ends of invidivual hair strands stray from each braid. Te nuota
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