Kapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-270843

Description

Kapa fragment, white with a small area of grey markings. 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

Descriptive Terms

tapa (bark cloth)
tapa (bark cloth)

Inscription

"10752" (handwriting on one side of fragment)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E10752

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 3/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3629

Reference Notes

Full reprint of 1920 Peabody Museum publication available on Hathi Digital

Places

Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]