Tapa (Kapa moe)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
mid 19th-early 20th century
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Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward
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Hawaiian. Tapa (Kapa moe), mid 19th-early 20th century. Barkcloth, pigment, 113 × 82 11/16 in. (287 × 210 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward, 02.258.2621. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.258.2621_overall.jpg)
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Barkcloth (kapa moe) bedding consisting of five sheets, with the outermost layer dyed pink, stitched together along one edge. narrow zigzag apparently put on with carved beater dipped in color; all the sheets have a beater watermark in little circles.
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