Kapa

Collection Type

  • Ethnographic materials

GUSN

GUSN-270859

Description

Kapa fragment, white with embossed criss-crossing lines that create translucent diamond shapes. Kapa is the Hawaiian term for tapa, a cloth made from the inner bark of certain trees and widely used in the Pacific for clothing and bedding, as well as other secular, sacred, and ceremonial uses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tapa (bark cloth)
tapa (bark cloth)

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E10767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

3 5/8 x 9 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3631

Reference Notes

Available on Google Play https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IKgxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl=en

Places

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