Kapa

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-271035

Description

Small tapa fragment, dark brown/black on both sides with closely spaced embossed parallel lines. Likely Hawaiian in origin. Tapa (or kapa in Hawaii) is a cloth made from the inner bark of 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

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3645

Reference Notes

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