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Kapa

2006.44.3645 (RS164525)

Description

Small tapa fragment, dark brown/black on both sides with closely spaced embossed parallel lines. Likely Hawaiian in origin. Tapa (or kapa in Hawaii) is a cloth made from the inner bark of 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
2 3/4 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3645
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
271035
Reference Notes
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