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Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Hebrides
Section:Oceanian
Width: 121 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16477 - Other Number
12196 - Other Number

Description

Bark cloth decorated with a reddish brown grid. Fringe felted to the ends. At felting point, there is a strip of striped bark cloth adjoining the pieces. On one corner, there is a long piece of fringe, and on another, there is a small portion (approximately 1") of striped fringe. According to tag, Society Islands, but likely New Hebrides. See P2678. Similar to CIVIC1995.X.16419. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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