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Clothing

Native NamePa'u (uncertain)
Object Number:97-120-586
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian (uncertain)
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Length: 349 cm
Width: 87 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-586 - Old Museum Number
10626 - ANSP Number

Description

Five layers, stitched along one side. Overall decoration of thick and thin red stripes. Man’s garment (malo) (Peale) or woman’s skirt (pa’u) (Kaeppler). Acquired by the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Tapa dress [garment] (Man’s).” on Peale list.

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