Samoan girl on 'ie sina - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Photography Collection, Te Papa Collections Online, Matapihi

Samoan girl on 'ie sina

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Andrew, Thomas

circa 1896

Unknown woman sits on 'ie sina (white shaggy matting) with her arms on her knees facing the viewers' right. She has her hair up and is wearing a selu tuiga (headcomb), two beaded necklaces, a satin bodice and a dark furry skirt.

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