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Bark Cloth

Object Number:56-1-62
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Futuna (uncertain)
Horne Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Glaze
Length: 148.5 cm
Width: 76 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): triple band of geometric figures; fine checks with diamonds of dots; geometric figures; groups of fine lines with large dots; bands of stepped heavy lines on fine lines with X's of dots. Reverse brown.

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