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Bark Cloth

Table Mat (uncertain)

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Object Number:
CIVIC1995.X.16473
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Samoa Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Bark
Pigment
Technique:
Beaten
Painted
Description:
Round bark cloth with dark brown overpainting and scalloped edge. Bold, freepainted design (siapo mamanu) which became popular after the 1920s.
Length:
114cm
Width:
94cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:
1995.X.16473   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

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