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Clothing

Object Number:97-120-331
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 187 cm
Width: 96 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-331 - Old Museum Number
4487 - ANSP Number

Description

Five thicknesses of bark cloth fastened together on one long side. Natural color, top layer patterned with intricate black bands. All layers watermarked. Woman’s skirt (pa’u). Acquired on the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Female attire” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #393.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Five thicknesses outer one only, printed"

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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