Bark Cloth


From: Samoa Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Siapo Tasina
Object Number 2003-33-25
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Samoa Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Pigment
Technique Beaten | Rubbed | Painted

Rectangular bark cloth with repeated rubbed, light brown design made with upeti design tablets. Dark and medium brown overpainting in the flower/starfish pattern. In the middle of each block is the word "Talofa [hello or welcome]." Likely a tourist piece.

Length 243.84 cm
Width 180.34 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1995.X.16159 - Other Number | CIVIC1995.X.16159 - Other Number

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