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Clothing

Object Number:97-120-337
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 337 cm
Width: 30 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-337 - Old Museum Number
4472 - ANSP Number

Description

Thick cloth, three panels. One half a blue-gray color with bands of five black lines. Other half decorated with a broad red band. Man’s loincloth (malo). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “’Marro’ (breech cloth or man’s waist belt) of ‘tapa.’” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #383.

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