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Predicate Object 1940 1940-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1940-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1940.3 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1940.3, 25228.3 Kiribati 2002-07-16T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T00:16:08.532Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Warriors/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Men/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Weaponary/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te katibana. Waist band. The katibana was one of several components making up a full otanga (suit of Kiribati armour). It would be worn across the stomach outside of protective overalls along with another katibana of sting ray skin in some instances. The katibana is woven from te kora (coconut sennit) in a tightly bound technique termed taetaeri, similar to the methof of construction of a tanga (coconut sennit cuirass). This katibana is thick and highly textured due to the kora. It is rectangular in shape and finished along the wide edges with a wooden rods of te ngea. Slight warping and discolouration of the fibres but medium brown overall. Te katibana
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