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Kapa

2006.44.3640 (RS164477)

Description

Thin, translucent kapa fragment from Hawaii, white with pink-red bands and black oval spots. 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
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
8 1/4 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3640
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270972
Reference Notes
Full reproduction available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

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