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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner], 1816-1854 :[The Hobson album]. A group of New Zealanders. [1842 or 1843]

Reference Number: E-216-f-021

A group of four Maori girls, probably in their teens. Two are standing in the centre flanked by trees, with the young woman on the right holding a long poi, the woman on the left with her arm around the shoulder of the other. At their feet is seated another young woman on the right, swinging a pair of long poi, watched by the fourth young woman who is reclining at the left. Both women on the left are wearing the korowai, a black-fringed tag cloak of flax. The standing woman is wearing a blanket as a skirt while the esseated woman is wearing a paki skirt of strips of flax.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Joseph Jenner Merrett, Nudity, Girls, Maori, Women, Maori, Maori - Poi and Maori - Clothing.

Part of:
[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845], Reference Number E-216-f (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on cream wove paper, 359 x 254 mm. Single art work

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-011517)

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