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Title Fighting fibres : Kiribati armour and museum collections / edited by Julie Adams, Polly Bence & Alison Clark.
Imprint Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2018]

Series Pacific Presences ; 2
Pacific presences ; 2.
Subject Armor -- Kiribati.
Alt Name Adams, Julie.
Clark, Alison.
Bence, Polly.
Series Pacific Presences ; 2
Pacific presences ; 2.
Subject Armor -- Kiribati.
Alt Name Adams, Julie.
Clark, Alison.
Bence, Polly.
Description 1 online resource (201 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200).
Summary This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the historical context that led to these unique artefacts leaving the Pacific and entering the orbit of British collectors and institutions, as well the legacies of those practices in the present. As well as exploring the historical milieux surrounding its collection, the book includes essays from expert conservators that discuss the challenges of caring for coconut fibre armour. Other contributions include case studies focusing on the construction and variety of the armour and helmets, and the findings of a comprehensive survey which has tracked down and documented every piece of Kiribati armour held in UK museum collections. Finally, the book considers the significance of coconut fibre armour in the present, with particular reference to the work of a group of I-Kiribati artists whose creativity has led to the production of a contemporary suit of armour inspired by the armour of the past.
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; List of figures and table; Biographies; Preface; Introduction: Fighting Fibres; Julie Adams; Adventures in Collecting: A Survey of Coconut Fibre Armour in UK Museums; Polly Bence; Te tanga: Contextualising the Kiribati Cuirass; Alison Clark; Protection, Status or Intimidation? A Typology of Kiribati Helmets in UK Collections; Polly Bence; 'Bob, a native of Tarawa, Kingsmill Group, Aged 18'; Alison Clark; Conserving Kiribati Armour; Rachel Howie; Kiribati Weaponry; Alison Clark and Rhian Ward; The Fibres That Connect Us: An Interview.
Kaetaeta Watson, Chris Charteris, Lizzy Leckie and Alison ClarkProvenance; Compiled by Kate Adams, Polly Bence, Alison Clark and Geoff Rubenstein Edited by Colin Adams; Catalogue; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Lege pagina; Lege pagina.
ISBN 9789088905674 (electronic bk.)
9088905673 (electronic bk.)
9789088905667
9088905665
9789088905650
9088905657
OCLC # 1043555852
Additional Format Print version: Fighting fibres. Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2018] 9789088905667 (OCoLC)1028623379



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