Kapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-270975

Description

Kapa fragment from Hawaii, lavender brown with wavy embossed lines made during production. The fragment is very thin and translucent. Tapa (kapa in Hawaiian) 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

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

Additional Identification Number

E12506

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacitic Island Group

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3642

Reference Notes

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