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Bedding (uncertain)

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-967
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 260 cm
Width: 216 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-967 - Old Museum Number
4484 - ANSP Number

Description

Two layers sewn along one edge. Gray background. Pattern in outer layer (kilohana) made of groups of black and red stripes of varying breadth. Man’s garment (malo) (Peale) or sleeping tapa (kapa moe) (Kaeppler). Acquired during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dress of ‘tapa,’ Male attire.” on Peale list.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Made from bark of Braussonetia. ? thicknesses"

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