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Object: Longoteme, Tonga. 1963

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Title Longoteme, Tonga. 1963
Production Westra, Ans (photographer), 1963, Tongatapu
Medium summary black and white photograph, gelatin silver print
Materials photographic gelatin, photographic paper, silver
Classification black-and-white prints, gelatin silver prints, documentary photographs, works of art
Technique black-and-white photography
Dimensions Image: 264mm (Height) x 268mm (Length)
Support: 402mm (Height) x 304mm (Length)
Credit line Purchased 2002
Registration number O.027212
Eleven women with seven young children are seated cross-legged on coconut palm leaves in a semi circle. One woman in the centre of the circle is pouring water into a kava bowl which another woman is making. They are seated beneath a breadfruit tree. In the background is a fale with weaved coconut palm leaf thatching for the sides and roofing.

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