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Kapa

2006.44.3639 (RS164473)

Description

Small fragment of Hawaiian bark cloth, yellow with a pattern of wavy red and black lines. This fragment was cut from a larger sample. 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
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
tapa (bark cloth)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Descriptive terms
tapa (bark cloth)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 2 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3639
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270965
Reference Notes
, 1911. Available in full on Google Play. https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

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