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Clothing

Object Number:97-120-589
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 194 cm
Width: 176 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-589 - Old Museum Number
10622 - ANSP Number

Description

Natural color bark cloth with rubbed linear pattern (upeti) and dark brown freehand over painting. Border without pigment. Man’s garment (malo). Acquired during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Tapa dress [garment]. (Man’s).” on Peale list.

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