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Cousins, Thomas Selby, 1840-1897 :[Maori girls outside a meeting house. 1880s?]

Reference Number: B-059-017

Shows two young Maori women outside a carved meeting house, one seated and weaving a kete (basket), the other carrying a bundle of flax on her shoulders and a kete of kumaras in her right hand. A greenstone patu lies on the ground in front of the seated woman. Two eels and a flatfish are hanging up to dry from the barge-board of the meeting house. Both women are wearing fine flax cloaks and European style skirts and both are wearing greenstone tiki around their necks.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings and Portraits, related to Thomas Selby Cousins, Patu, Maori - Food, Handicraft, Hei Tiki, Kumara, Taniko, Women, Maori, Maori - Clothing, Wood-carving, Maori, Fish, Flax and Cabbage trees.

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Cousins, Thomas Selby, 1840-1897 :[Maori girls outside a meeting house. 1880s?], Reference Number B-059-017 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Coloured wood engraving, 440 x 312 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005716)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: T. S. Cousins

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