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Bark Cloth

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Object Number:
97-120-708
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Tahitian
Provenience:
Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)
Date Made:
1839
Early Date:
1839
Late Date:
1839
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Bark Cloth
Technique:
Beaten
Description:
Label: “Made by female convicts, without printing.” Natural color, undecorated. Straight beater marks in the center, triangular beater marks at the edges. Acquired during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Tapa cloth table cover.” on Peale list. Likely used as table cloth shipboard during the expedition.
Length:
539cm
Width:
214cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Other Number:
L-120-708   -   Old Museum Number
10578   -   ANSP Number

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