Decorative Belt

Unidentified Tongan maker


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Plaited pandanus leaf, natural dye

Overall: 13 9/16 × 44 in. (34.5 × 111.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Celia Ehrlich



Place Made: Tongatapu Island, Tonga, Polynesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Polynesian Tapa: Decorated Barkcloth from Tonga and Samoa, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Robert Welsch, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 23-November 28, 2004.


Collected by Celia Ehrlich, Tongatapu Island, mid-1980's; Estate of Celia Ehrlich; given to present collection, 2005.

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