Kapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-270972

Description

Thin, translucent kapa fragment from Hawaii, white with pink-red bands and black oval spots. 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)

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

E12506

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3640

Reference Notes

Full reproduction 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]