Man's Jacket, C1900
- Chasuble, 1978
- Assessment Schedule
- Te Rauparaha Wearing a Naval Uniform, Late 1840s
- 'Kiwi Quarter Acre', 1997
- Teaching and Learning Sequence - Teacher Copy
- Student Information Sheet
- Graffiti Dress 'Bombacific', 1995
- Student Task Sheet
- Student Peer Assessment for Optional Investigation
- Student Peer Assessment
- Woman's Dress, Early 1900s
- Student Information Sheet - Optional
- Student Task Sheet - Optional
- Man's Jacket, C1900
- Venn Diagram - Teacher
- Venn Diagram
|Copyright||Reproduced courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Purchased from A Hannah, 1915|
|Identifiers||Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa number FE001055/1 TLF resource R2868|
|Source||Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa|
This is a man's military-style jacket with tunic collar and long sleeves made around 1900, most likely in Tuvalu. Handmade from red-and-yellow pandanus matting, it has five large pearl-shell buttons and red epaulettes (shoulder ornaments) of plaited and fringed plant fibres. A pearl-shell 'star' sits high on the right breast and there are two lower pockets. The jacket measures 77 cm x 50 cm.
- This asset is an example of an item of clothing whose origin has been attributed on the basis of the material used in its construction - the distinctive yellow-and-red dyed pandanus (fibre from leaves of the pandanus tree) is typically used in weaving from Tuvalu.
- It displays an interesting mix of Pacific materials and European styling - 19th-century missionaries in the Pacific introduced new concepts of modesty and previously unknown types of clothing, and this influence can be seen in many garment styles of the period.
- It is an example of a long-sleeved jacket, quite unsuitable for the hot climate but often worn at the time - European dress became a status symbol, often identifying the wearer as a member of a group, such as a military force.
- It shows the craftsmanship of garment-makers of the time - the pandanus matting was sectioned, cut to shape and then machine-stitched; pearl-shell buttons added a finishing touch.
Download Word file (Word 80 KB)