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Tapa cloth

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Panel or hanging. Dark brown and lighter brown pigment painted on surface in a geometric pattern. Top and bottom cut in pointed scallops. Worn and torn in several places.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge

South Pacific, 19th–20th century

Object Place

South Pacific

Dimensions

138 cm (54 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.38 x 1.71

Accession Number

63.185

Medium or Technique

Pigment; painted bark cloth

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles