Object Detail

Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted. The green acuminate-shaped leaves have parallel venation. The red and green round berries have pointed bottoms, in many branched clusters.

The print is titled "Rhipogonum scandens. (Supple-jack)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "KAREAO or PIRITA" and "Tall climbing plant with long and slender stems forming interwoven wiry masses in the forest very difficult to penetrate. Flowers very small greenish while berries bright scarlet variable in size. Abundant throughout New Zealand. The long underground root stocks have been used as Sarsaparilla and the stems for basket work and hurdles."
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
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Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita. Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1093

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