© Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
© Trustees of the British Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Untitled (Sketch for the costume of a chief mourner from Tahiti)

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Description

Sketch for the costume of a chief mourner from Tahiti; a single standing figure wearing a striped underskirt beneath an open fronted robe; the upper half of the body concealed beneath a screen of strings of shells, the head covered with two large pairs of shells surmounted with an aureole of feathers; with measurements and colour notes. Watercolour and pen and ink.
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From the Watercolour World

Location

Tahiti, French Polynesia

Medium