University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 97-120-708
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)
Date Made: 1839
Early Date: 1839
Late Date: 1839
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 539cm
Width: 214cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other NumberL-120-708 - Old Museum Number
10578 - ANSP Number


Label: “Made by female convicts, without printing.” Natural color, undecorated. Straight beater marks in the center, triangular beater marks at the edges. Acquired during the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Tapa cloth table cover.” on Peale list. Likely used as table cloth shipboard during the expedition.

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