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Kapa

2006.44.3631 (RS162635)

Description

Lacy white kapa fragment from Hawaii, embossed with criss-crossing lines that create translucent diamond shapes. Kapa is the Hawaiian term for tapa, a cloth made from the inner bark of certain trees and widely used in the Pacific for clothing and bedding, as well as other secular, sacred, and ceremonial uses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
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
3 5/8 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3631
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270859
Reference Notes
Available on Google Play https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

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