26 February 2014

Fijian barkcloth unwrapped...



Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Saturday 15 March, 11.00 - 4.00
Small Exam Hall, Arts School (two minutes walk from MAA)

 For the first time in a generation a large piece of barkcloth from MAA's collection will be on display in Cambridge. Nearly 15 metres in length, this barkcloth was part of a presentation by the Tui Cakau to Sir Arthur Gordon (the first British Governor of Fiji), as part of the conclusion of the Great Council of Chiefs Meeting on 12 December 1876. See the barkcloth and take part in drop-in family activities to explore the patterns. In association with MAA's exhibition "Chiefs and Governors: Art and Power in Fiji".

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