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Bedding (uncertain)

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-971
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Oil
Technique:Beaten
Length: 217 cm
Width: 205 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-971 - Old Museum Number
4493 - ANSP Number

Description

Two layers fastened together on one long side. Brown with darker stripes of varying breadth. Oiled. Male garment (malo) or sleeping tapa (kapa moe) (Kaeppler). Acquired during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Waterproof dress [garment] of oiled ‘tapa.’ Male attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #399.

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