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Kapa

2006.44.3633 (RS164573)

Description

Kapa fragment from Hawaii, light ground with horizontal black and red bands and wavy black lines. Kapa (the Hawaiian word for tapa) is a cloth made from the inner bark of certain trees and is 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
14 7/8 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3633
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270922
Reference Notes
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

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