University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-33-29
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Painted
Length: 114cm
Width: 94cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1995.X.16473 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16473 - Other Number

Description

Round bark cloth with dark brown overpainting and scalloped edge. Bold, freepainted design (siapo mamanu) which became popular after the 1920s.


Bibliography:

[Book] Neich, Roger & Pendergrast, Mick. 1997. Pacific Tapa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Pritchard, Mary J. 1984. Siapo: Bark Cloth Art of Samoa.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia. Bulletin 234.View Objects cited in this Publication

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