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Bark Cloth

Object Number:56-1-61
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Futuna (uncertain)
Horne Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Glaze
Length: 128 cm
Width: 72 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert L. Steinmetz, 1956

Description

Probably half of the original piece. Wide black border on three sides and a long narrow black rectangle at centre of cut side. Balance of surface natural cream with all-over fine line and solid designs in black and brown in concentric bands (3 sides): triangles, fine checks with triangles of dots; floral motifs; groups of fine lines with solid dots; bands of stepped heavy lines on fine lines with dots. Reverse brown.

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