Bark Cloth


From: Fiji Islands (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-33-10
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Fiji Islands (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth

Bark cloth with black grid pattern made from bamboo rollers, with square brown, leaf stencils and black overpainting. Stamps with parallel lines along one edge. Probably Fijian (Kaeppler). Similar to pieces from Western Fiji (See Cunie 1986:127). (see also Ka Hana Kapa #364, p. 247, Ornamented end of a Fijian sula. Formerly in the collection of the Peabody Academy of Sciences, now the Peabody Essex Museum (PAS accession number E3174 stenciled on the back).

Length 171 cm
Width 54 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1995.X.16151 - Other Number | CIVIC1995.X.16151 - Other Number

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