From: Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kapa
Object Number 97-120-335
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hawaiian
Provenience Hawaiian Islands (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Pigment
Technique Beaten

Large natural color bark cloth (401.9 x 311.8 cm) stamped with black “suns” in groups of 20 or 40 on a white background. Man’s garment (malo). Acquired on the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dresses of 'Tapa,' male attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #391.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Brigham Ka Hana Kapa. pl. 44.2"

Length 408 cm
Width 307 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number L-120-335 - Old Museum Number | 4485 - ANSP Number

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