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Table 1 Details of the size, descriptions and areas of backcloths sampled

From: Colouring of Pacific barkcloths: identification of the brown, red and yellow colourants used in the decoration of historic Pacific barkcloths

Accession number Origin (tentative) Length (mm) Width (mm) Description (mm) Colours sampled HPLC Colours sampled XRF
CTCTAH sample book
CTCSB2016 No.10 Tahiti 209 131 Plain yellow Yellow  
CTCSB2016 No.18 Tahiti 89 52 Red/yellow/black pattern Yellow
CTCSB2016 No.20 Hawaii 71 54 Plain red Red
CTCSB2016 No.23 Tahiti 200 128 Plain red Red
CTCSB2016 No. 29 Tonga 67 49 Red/yellow/black pattern Yellow
Hunterian museum
E417/2 Samoa 2150 1865 Black/yellow pattern on undyed background Yellow  
E417/5 Fiji 2200 590 Black with red border Red
E417/11 Tonga 1570 710 Red zigzags on black background Red Red
E457/3 Hawaii 1650 1350 Red and yellow stripes on undyed background Yellow  
E458/1 Samoa or Cook Islands 1840 900 Yellow/black pattern on undyed background Yellow  
E458/2 Hawaii 950 750 Thin red stripes on yellow background Yellow  
E458/3 Fiji 2120 1800 Brown line pattern on undyed background red/black border Brown, red  
E458/4 Tahiti or Marquesas Islands 3930 1480 Plain red-brown Red-brown  
E458/6 Tonga 3530 1580 Plain brown and brown/yellow pattern Brown  
E591/4 Polynesia 1220 950 Undyed cloth Undyed  
E594/2 Tahiti 1310 430 Undyed cloth Undyed  
E594/8 Tahiti 810 360 Undyed cloth Undyed  
E595 Tonga 2930 1590 Red with undyed spots Red Red
E595/1 Tahiti 1960 1090 Red pattern on yellow background Red, yellow  
E596/1 Tahiti or Hawaii 440 250 Undyed cloth   Undyed
E596/5 Tahiti 415 290 Undyed cloth   Undyed
E596/6 Tahiti 300 140 Undyed cloth Undyed  
E596/7 Fiji 1550 954 Undyed cloth   Undyed
E596/8 Tahiti 173 153 Undyed cloth   Undyed
E598/1 Hawaii 233 172 Red/yellow/black/undyed stripe pattern Red, yellow Red, yellow, undyed
E598/2 Hawaii 198 160 Red/black pattern Red Red
E598/3 Hawaii 443 113 Red/yellow/black pattern Red Red
E598/4 Hawaii 350 247 Red/yellow/black pattern Red Red
Hunterian museum
E599 Tahiti or Hawaii 1300 1050 Dark brown flaking coating Dark brown Dark brown, bare
E600 Tahiti or Hawaii 945 440 Red border stripe on undyed cloth Red Red, undyed
E601 Hawaii 910 755 Red, grey and undyed stripes Red, undyed  
E602 Hawaii 780 500 Red/yellow/black pattern Red, yellow Red, yellow
E603 Tahiti 1100 670 Plain red-brown cloth Red-brown  
E606 Cook Islands 522 175 Plain red and undyed blocks Red, undyed Red, undyed
E608 Tahiti 530 510 Plain yellow Yellow  
E610 Fiji 1545 890 Undyed cloth   Undyed
E611/3 Hawaii 2100 1200 Mottled grey   Grey
E667 Hawaii 990 860 Red/yellow/black pattern Red  
Kew EBC
42853A Hawaii 110 85 Plain red cloth Red Red
42861 Samoa 2340 950 Poncho red/black/undyed pattern   Red, undyed
42863 Samoa 2045 1950 Stripe and leaf pattern on undyed background Red-brown, Yellow  
42885H Hawaii 560 230 Plain dark brown cloth Dark brown  
42947A Hawaii 2190 955 Red handprints on yellow background Red, yellow  
42947B Hawaii 1550 1340 Red stripes on yellow background Red, yellow Red, yellow
42958A Hawaii 1760 1713 Red pattern on yellow background Yellow  
42958B Hawaii 1350 1180 Brown and fine red pattern on undyed background Brown, light brown  
42958C Hawaii 1374 938 Red leaf pattern on yellow background Red, yellow  
42965 Hawaii 2732 2117 Undyed cloth Undyed  
42966 Hawaii 3455 2340 Mottled red on undyded background Red  
42967 Hawaii 3308 2576 Red/purple mottles in triangular pattern Red, purple  
42979 South Sea Islands 1983 1905 Plain glossy red coating Red  
67802A Unknown 159 133 Red/yellow stripe pattern Red Red
73329 Tahiti 2340 1570 Brown pattern/tassles on undyed background Brown  
98041 Unknown 2915 945 Plain red-brown Red-brown Red-brown