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Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-284
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Tahiti
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 173 cm
Width: 162 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16478 - Other Number
12159 - Other Number

Description

Heavy, brown bark cloth with parallel beater marks. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. According to tag, "Tahiti 12159/étoffe indigene/mûrier à papier [indigenous cloth/paper mulberry].” According to sticker, “étoffe en écorce d’arbre à pain Artocarpus incisa [bark cloth of breadfruit tree (Artocarpus incisa)].”

Bibliography:

[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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