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Kapa

2006.44.3629 (RS162627)

Description

Kapa fragment, white with a small area of grey markings. This fragment was cut from a larger sample. Kapa (the Hawaiian word for tapa) is a cloth made from the inner bark of trees and is widely used in the Pacific for clothing and bedding, as well as secular, sacred, and ceremonial uses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"10752" (handwriting on one side of fragment)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
tapa (bark cloth)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]
Descriptive terms
tapa (bark cloth)
Dimensions
4 3/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3629
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270843
Reference Notes
Full reprint of 1920 Peabody Museum publication available on Hathi Digital

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