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Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-350
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Oil
Technique:Beaten
Length: 376 cm
Width: 70 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-350 - Old Museum Number
4493 uncertain - ANSP Number

Description

Stained red with yellow stamped with border stamped with black zigzags. Oiled. Man’s loincloth (malo). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “’Marro’ (breech cloth or man’s waist belt) of ‘tapa.’” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #384.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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