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Clothing

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-336
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Oil
Technique:Beaten
Length: 420 cm
Width: 47 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-336 - Old Museum Number
4491 - ANSP Number

Description

Gray bark cloth with lines of black fiber. Triangular water marks (Kaeppler). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Waterproof dress of oiled ‘tapa.’ Male attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #397.

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