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Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-353
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Printed
Length: 301 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-353 - Old Museum Number
4483 - ANSP Number

Description

Five Layers: outer two layers decorated, three inner layers plain. Patterned layers with red and black stamped designs. Border along bottom consists of alternating blocks of red and black spiky stripes. Woman’s garment (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 #389.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Five thicknesses innermost + outermost printed. Brighman Ka Hana Kapa pl. ?.1"

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