University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-33-29
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Length: 114cm
Width: 94cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1995.X.16473 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16473 - Other Number


Round bark cloth with dark brown overpainting and scalloped edge. Bold, freepainted design (siapo mamanu) which became popular after the 1920s.


[Book] Neich, Roger & Pendergrast, Mick. 1997. Pacific Tapa. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 30 (bottom)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Pritchard, Mary J. 1984. Siapo: Bark Cloth Art of Samoa. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia. Bulletin 234. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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