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Native Name:
Pa'u (uncertain)
Object Number:
97-120-586
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Hawaiian (uncertain)
Provenience:
Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Bark Cloth
Pigment
Description:
Five layers, stitched along one side. Overall decoration of thick and thin red stripes. Man’s garment (malo) (Peale) or woman’s skirt (pa’u) (Kaeppler). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Tapa dress [garment] (Man’s).” on Peale list.
Length:
349cm
Width:
87cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Other Number:
L-120-586   -   Old Museum Number
10626   -   ANSP Number

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