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Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-294
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 164 cm
Width: 73 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.11439 - Other Number

Description

Gauzy, light-colored bark cloth. According to tag, "New Caledonia," but texture suggests the Society Islands. Compare 1995.X.16485. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234.View Objects related to this reference
[Book] Pendergrast, Mick, and Neich, Roger. 1997. Pacific Tapa.. University of Hawai'i Press.View Objects related to this reference

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