Open Tues–Sun, 10 am–5 pm. Plan a safe visit.
logo

Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-351
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Length: 216 cm
Width: 103 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-351 - Old Museum Number
4488 - ANSP Number

Description

Five pieces joined along one long side by knots of tapa. Natural color with patterned layer in the middle stamped with red and black zigzags. Woman’s garment (pa’u). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dress [garment] of ‘tapa,’ 1 vertical border, 1 broad, horizontal stripe.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #394.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Five Thicknesses outer one only, printed"

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org