Kapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-270922

Description

Kapa fragment from Hawaii, light ground with horizontal black and red bands and wavy black lines. Kapa (the Hawaiian word for 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

Descriptive Terms

tapa (bark cloth)
tapa (bark cloth)

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

14 7/8 x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3633

Reference Notes

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

Places

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