University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-58-14
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Painted
Length: 159cm
Width: 60cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

Decorated (ruled) in black and red on white (natural). For essential elements of design see Brigham, Mem. B.P.B. Mus. Honolulu, III 1911, p. 72. For use of wavy lines as filling of geometrical figures, cf. pl. T, 3; and for use of dots to form groups of broken lines, see pl. 41. For stitching, see p. 104 ff. There are two small patches, tied rather than stitched on, on the "wrong" side.


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