University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePa'u (uncertain)
Object Number: 97-120-586
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Hawaiian (uncertain)
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 349cm
Width: 87cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other NumberL-120-586 - Old Museum Number
10626 - ANSP Number

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.


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