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Bark Cloth

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


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.


[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Idiens, Dale. 1999. Cook Islands Art.. Shire Ethnography. Type CitationView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Journal] Hiroa, Te Ranga. Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands.. Honolulu. Bishop Museum Press. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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