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Tapa

2006.44.3644 (RS164521)

Description

Tapa cloth fragment, dark brown color on both sides with embossed striated lines, possibly from the Malay area. Fragment is very thin and translucent. 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
Descriptive terms
tapa (bark cloth)
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3644
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
271026
Reference Notes
full digital version on Google Play https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

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