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Tapa (Kapa)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Hawaiian
MEDIUM Barkcloth, pigment
DATES 18th-mid 19th century
DIMENSIONS 39 3/8 x 40 9/16 in (100 x 103 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Frank Sherman Benson Fund and the Henry L. Batterman Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tapa square with design divided into quarters and having opposite triangles filled in with small stamped figure, the other triangles being blank; colors are brown and black on white, with orange-red pigment used to make cross hatching. Condition: worn and torn
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