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Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-354
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Length: 240 cm
Width: 96 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-354 - Old Museum Number
4481 - ANSP Number

Description

Yellow color with decoration stamped in black. Possibly top layer of a multi-layered garment (Kaeppler). Two different beater marks, atypical for Hawaiian bark cloth (Kaeppler). Woman’s skirt (pa’u). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dress [garment] of ‘tapa,’ Female attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #387.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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