University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKapa
Object Number: 97-120-353
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 301cm
Width: 98cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other NumberL-120-353 - Old Museum Number4483 - ANSP Number


Five Layers: outer two layers decorated, three inner layers plain. Patterned layers with red and black stamped designs. Border along bottom consists of alternating blocks of red and black spiky stripes. Woman’s garment (pa’u). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dress [garment] of ‘tapa,’ female attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #389.

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