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Predicate Object 17 May 1939 1939-05-17T00:00:00.000Z 1939-05-17T00:00:00.000Z 1939.98 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1939.98, 24479.2 Kiribati 2002-07-01T00:00:00.000Z 2 2021-03-03T23:54:14.526Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Plant fibre from a repurposed te riri (dance skirt). The fibres are brittle and fine. They have been processed and possibly dyed to achieve their dark brown colour. Strands of the fibre are strung and knotted onto a central cord of te kora (coconut sennit). The fibres were originally intended to make a riri, but this garment has been repurposed to be used for keeping rats out of the eel trap associated with this object (24479.1). Te riri
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