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Bark Cloth Beater

Object Number:2003-32-78
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 5 cm
Length: 45.2 cm
Width: 5.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16110 - Other Number
14656 - Other Number

Description

Atypical bark cloth beater (?). Grooving in grid pattern, but long and thin, with rounded finial at grip end. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. According to sticker, "Caledonie 14656/Battoir pour pire les tapas [Beater for bark cloth]."

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