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Poncho

Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-280
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 64 cm
Width: 60 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16463 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16463 - Other Number

Description

Bark cloth poncho with sewn-on bark cloth rosettes along the neckline and the front of the garment. Felted fringe along three edges. Rows of cut-out diamonds and chevron line the sides; cut-out triangles and slashes through the center of the poncho. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. Society Islands.

Bibliography:

[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234. General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 35-6, 61-2View Objects related to this General Reference

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