Bark Cloth


From: Samoa Islands (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Siapo Tasina
Object Number 2003-33-30
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Samoa Islands (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth | Pigment
Technique Rubbed | Painted

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.

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 - Other Number | TS SP 53 - Other Number | CIVIC1995.X.16488 - Other Number

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