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Mu'umu'u

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Mu'umu'u, Hawaii, by Maile Visions, Maile Amorin. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (FE011184). The mu’umu’u is an example of the indigenous adoption of European clothing in the Pacific Islands. It is a women's garment that is also known as the “mother hubbard” or vinivo in parts of island Melanesia. Before Christian missionaries from Europe arrived in the Pacific Islands at the end of the eighteenth century, Pacific Islanders u... Overall: 1500mm (length)
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late 20 century
Location:
Hawaii
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Te Papa Collections Online
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