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Bark Cloth

Native NameSiapo Tasina
Object Number:2003-33-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark
Pigment
Technique:Rubbed
Painted
Length: 182 cm
Width: 105 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16488 and TS SP 53 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16488 - Other Number

Description

Rectangular bark cloth with repeated rubbed design made with upeti tablets. Dark brown overpainting in the pattern of flowers and leaves. Possibly a lavalava [skirt]. See Pritchard 1986: 64, 219.

Bibliography:

[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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