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Tapa (Kapa)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Hawaiian
MEDIUM Barkcloth, pigment
DATES mid 19th–early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 255 1/8 × 40 3/16 in. (648 × 102 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Woman''s tapa garment (pa'u or kapa moe), three thicknesses sewed at top; rows of small black dotted circles stamped on gray/green ground alternate with others on rust orange ground, forming eight stripes.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Hawaiian. Tapa (Kapa), mid 19th–early 20th century. Barkcloth, pigment, 255 1/8 × 40 3/16 in. (648 × 102 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 14.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.14.23_view01.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.14.23_view01.jpg., 2018
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