prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001295855179Barkcloth, ′ahu, from the Society Islands (probably Tahiti); part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 15; 1886.1.1235)

Barkcloth made from two layers, felted together at the edges. One edge has been cut, and the layers have separated. The felted edges are dyed red. The top layer of barkcloth has been dyed yellow, and decorated with circular designs in red made by dipping a stem of reed or bamboo into dye


  PRM0001295875179Back of barkcloth
PRMCON000063Detail of surface decoration
PRMCON001665Detail of surface
PRMCON001664Ashmolean labels
PRMCON001295PRM label