Tapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-271026

Description

Tapa cloth fragment, dark brown color on both sides with embossed striated lines, possibly from the Malay area. Fragment is very thin and translucent. 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

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

Additional Identification Number

E4572

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3644

Reference Notes

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