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Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-308
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Funafuti
Tuvalu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Width: 132 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16466 - Other Number
12203 - Other Number

Description

Heavy bark cloth with intricate, geometric patterns in black. Thick fringe. The reverse is dyed reddish brown. Made of Banyan bark (Ficus prolixa). According to French tag, from Funafuti, Ellice Islands. Exhibited at l'Exposition universerlle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Book] Pendergrast, Mick, and Neich, Roger. 1997. Pacific Tapa.. University of Hawai'i Press.View Objects related to this reference

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