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Royal Hair Costume

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Marquesan
MEDIUM Hair, sennit, barkcloth
DATES 16th-early 17th century
DIMENSIONS a: 1 3/16 × 11 13/16 × 9 1/16 in. (3 × 30 × 23 cm) b: 10 5/8 × 1 3/16 × 13 3/4 in. (27 × 3 × 35 cm) c: 3 9/16 × 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (9 × 1.5 × 9 cm) d: 7/8 × 13/16 × 7 7/8 in. (2.3 × 2 × 20 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 42.211.114a-d
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Kaimoko Family. Royal Hair Costume, 16th-early 17th century. Hair, sennit, barkcloth, a: 1 3/16 × 11 13/16 × 9 1/16 in. (3 × 30 × 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.114a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.211.114a_overall.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.42.211.114a_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Royal costume of hair. The costume consists of: A- One neckpiece (poekaki); B- one girdle (poekooi); C1 and C2- two wrist bands (poeima); D1 and D2-two leg bands, worn below the knees (poeavaevae). The hair is fastened to a band of braided coconut fiber and each piece is fastened with coconut fiber cord and barkcloth cords.
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Kaimoko Family. <em>Royal Hair Costume</em>, 16th-early 17th century. Hair, sennit, barkcloth, a: 1 3/16 × 11 13/16 × 9 1/16 in. (3 × 30 × 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 42.211.114a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.211.114a_overall.jpg)