Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-278
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands (uncertain)
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 87 cm
Width: 75 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16099 - Other Number
0,175 - Other Number


Bark cloth poncho with applied rosettes. Rows of chevron slashes at sides and along bottom; rows of small cut-out diamonds diagonally across breast, along sides, and above and below slashes at bottom. Fringed at arm holes and bottom. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. According to tag, belonged to Maurice Renault, who was in charge of Tahitian exhibits at the Exposition.

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