Bark Cloth


From: Society Islands (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-279
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Society Islands (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth

Bark cloth poncho decorated with tiny triangular and diamond-shaped perforations in rows around the neck, at the bottom, and in concentric circles across the middle. Fringed at sides and bottom, much of which is missing. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. Probably Cook Islands, Mangaia or Rarotonga.

Length 80 cm
Width 104 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1995.X.16100 - Other Number | CIVIC1995.X.16100 - Other Number

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