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ID: 700001769Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Pätua (bark basket) (basket (container); Unknown ; 1850; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: ME000794)
Note: This is a pātua (bark basket) made from the bark of the tōtara tree (Podocarpus totara). Used as presentation vessels for food, pātua weremade by steaming large pieces of tōtara bark to make them pliable, then crafting them into this basket form. Sometimes pātua were adorned with the feathers of birds to be served in the basket. This particular pātua was collected by Reverend Taylor and features hawk feathers on the handles.
Titles:
Pätua (bark basket) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
basket (container) [300194498] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Containers (Hierarchy Name), containers (receptacles), <containers by form>)

Classifications:
basketry (preferred)

Creation Date: 1850

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
maker unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: ME000794
Credit Line: Acquisition history unknown
Display Materials: tötara (wood), feathers, bark
Term Not Found
....... (AAT Candidate)
feather (material) [300011809]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)
bark (plant material) [300011860]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material)
preserving [300266154]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>)
forming [300053098]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>)

Dimensions: Overall: 380 (Width) x 295 (Height) x 495 (Length) mm
General Subject:
ceremonial object (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Pätua (bark basket)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=131014; accessed 17 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 17 August 2012
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