Tapa (Siapo mamanu)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
22 1/16 x 166 15/16 in. (56 x 424 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward
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Samoan. Tapa (Siapo mamanu), before 1902. Barkcloth, pigment, 22 1/16 x 166 15/16 in. (56 x 424 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward, 02.258.2671. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.258.2671.jpg)
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Long strip of siapo mamanu (barkcloth), sparsely decorated with dark gemoetric lined patterns and large open spaces with pointed hourglass figures (possibly flying foxes); used as a fusi (sash) or wrap
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