Young woman bringing a present

Young woman bringing a present

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Caption: Young woman bringing a present, Whole drawing The woman of Tahiti is dressed in the manner called 'Atee'; her body is wrapped in a large quantity of cloth, and decorated with two 'Taames' or breastplates. The cloth and breastplates are to be offered a gifts. Cook records in his journal that two women were conducted on board the ship, and the cloth and breastplates, together with pigs and fruit, were offered to Cook as a present from the father of Otoo. Matavai Bay, Tahiti, 8 September 1777 Image taken from Drawings executed by John Webber during the Third Voyage of Captain Cook, 1777-1779. Originally published in Tahiti; 1777. Illustrated by John Webber.

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