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Tapa (Kapa)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Hawaiian
MEDIUM Barkcloth, pigment
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 32 5/16 × 9 1/16 in. (82 × 23 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Frank Sherman Benson Fund and the Henry L. Batterman Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Strip of tapa with vermillion surface and design in small figures in broad bands alternately made of circles containing dots and squares attached in diagonal lines apparently representing a textile design
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