Women beating cloth

Title: Women beating cloth
Description: Native girls of Tahiti beating out the bark with their cloth beaters. The battoons are made of a hard wood, with the four sides having furrows of differing fineness.
From A Collection of Drawings made in the Countries visited by Captain Cook in his First Voyage. 1768-1771
Date: April 1769
Author: Sydney Parkinson
Dimensions: 203 x 232
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms23921f.50
Record no.: 18984
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