Woman with Ili (Fan) - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Woman with Ili (Fan)

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

By: Andrew, Thomas

Date: 1890-1910

Description: An unidentified seated Samoan woman has an ili raised to her left cheek, and has a headwreath and bodice of flowers. She is sitting on siapo (decorated tapa cloth) and has a selu tuiga (headcomb) in her short curly hair.

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Subject: Women, Indigenous peoples, Flowers, tapa, Photography Collection