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Tapa (Kapa)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Barkcloth
  • Possible Place Made: Hawai‘i, United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 71 5/8 x 16 9/16 in (182 x 42 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.2994PA
    CREDIT LINE Frank Sherman Benson Fund and the Henry L. Batterman Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Possibly Hawaiian. Tapa (Kapa), 19th century. Barkcloth, 71 5/8 x 16 9/16 in (182 x 42 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank Sherman Benson Fund and the Henry L. Batterman Fund, 37.2994PA. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.2994PA_overall.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.2994PA_overall.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Strip of plain white thin tapa with very light embossing (evidence of patterned impression)
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    Possibly Hawaiian. <em>Tapa (Kapa)</em>, 19th century. Barkcloth, 71 5/8 x 16 9/16 in (182 x 42 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank Sherman Benson Fund and the Henry L. Batterman Fund, 37.2994PA. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.2994PA_overall.jpg)