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Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-357
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Length: 240.5 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-357 - Old Museum Number
4480 - ANSP Number

Description

Yellow color. Top layer only out of possible five (Kaeppler). Women’s skirt (pa’u). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Dress [garment] of ‘tapa.’ Female attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #386.

As per ANSP Ledger Remarks "Bringham Ka Hana Kapa pl. K.2"

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Brigham, William T. 1911. Ka Hana Kapa.. Memoirs of the B. P. Bishop Museum. Vol. III. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. K2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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