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ID: 700001834
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Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Hiapo (tapa cloth) (ceremonial object; Unknown; ca. 1860; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; registration number: FE008655)
Note: This hiapo is made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree. It has been decorated with freehand drawn motifs quite distinctive from later styles. In the 1880s, hiapo became notable for a new style of fine freehand decoration. Comprising intricate line work and detailed motifs based on various species of plants, a distinctly Niuean iconography developed. Some scholars believe that many hiapo from this period were made by a single small community on Niue. They make this claim on the basis of a continuity of style and motifs, and the recurrence of particular peoples' names on signed pieces of hiapo.
Hiapo (tapa cloth) (preferred,C,U,RP,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
ceremonial object [300234117] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (hierarchy name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>)

ceremonial (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1860

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
maker unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Creation: Niue [7004687] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: registration number: FE008655
Credit Line: Purchased 1988
Display Materials: bark cloth, dye
tapa (bark cloth) [300072237]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, textile materials, <textile materials by composition or origin>, bark cloth)
dye [300013029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, colorant (material))

Dimensions: Overall: 2000 (Height) x 1360 (Width) mm
General Subject:
utilitarian objects (preferred)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Hiapo (tapa cloth)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-); accessed 22 August 2012
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 22 August 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 22 August 2012
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