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Kapa

2006.44.3642 (RS164514)

Description

Kapa fragment from Hawaii, lavender brown with wavy embossed lines made during production. The fragment is very thin and translucent. Tapa (kapa in Hawaiian) 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
Pacitic Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
tapa (bark cloth)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
tapa (bark cloth)
Dimensions
4 x 9 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3642
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
270975
Reference Notes
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