Digitised Image

Bringing tutu leaves, ca 1900

Reference Number: PAColl-6585-89

A staged photograph, circa 1900, possibly taken for the Tourist and Publicity Department, depicting aspects of traditional Maori culture to promote tourism. Photographer unidentified.Note on back of file print reads "Maori woman bringing the tutu leaves for dying the muku or flax fibre. An infusion of tutu is needed as a mordent preparatory to the fibre behing placed in the parapara or black-mud."

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand Tourist and Publicity Department, Coriaria arborea, Tourism and Maori - Social life and customs.

Part of:
Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 14, Reference Number PAColl-6585 (85 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 14.2 x 19.5 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: 3552

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