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Bedding (uncertain)

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-334
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Oil
Technique:Beaten
Length: 300 cm
Width: 233 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-334 - Old Museum Number
4489 - ANSP Number

Description

Brown bark cloth, patterned with alternating groups of thick and thin dark red stripes. Oiled. Probably made of mamaki (Pipturus sp.). Possibly a sleeping tapa (kapa moe) (Kaeppler). Collected on the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Waterproof dress [garment] of oiled ‘tapa.’ Female attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #395.

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