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Bedding

Native NameKapa
Object Number:97-120-333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Oahu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Oil
Technique:Beaten
Length: 302.5 cm
Width: 199 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-120-333 - Old Museum Number
4490 - ANSP Number

Description

Bark cloth with very broad red and black bands. Oiled. Probably made of mamaki (Pipturus sp.). A sleeping tapa (kapa moe) (Kaeppler). Acquired on the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) by Titian R. Peale. “Waterproof dress [garment] of oiled ‘tapa.’ Male attire.” on Peale list. Ka Hana Kapa #396.

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