Bark Cloth


From: Society Islands | Tahiti

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-284
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Society Islands | Tahiti
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth

Heavy, brown bark cloth with parallel beater marks. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. According to tag, "Tahiti 12159/étoffe indigene/mûrier à papier [indigenous cloth/paper mulberry].” According to sticker, “étoffe en écorce d’arbre à pain Artocarpus incisa [bark cloth of breadfruit tree (Artocarpus incisa)].”

Length 173 cm
Width 162 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1995.X.16478 - Other Number | 12159 - Other Number

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