Hawaiian. <em>Tapa (Kapa)</em>, late 19th century. Barkcloth, pigment, 50 x 31in. (127 x 78.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X972. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.X972a_view01.jpg)

Tapa (Kapa)


Medium: Barkcloth, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 50 x 31in. (127 x 78.7cm) fragment: 7 1/2 × 7 5/16 in. (19 × 18.5 cm)


Accession Number: X972

Image: CUR.X972a_view01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tan colored bark cloth neatly stamped with dense and repetitive geometric designs, primarily black patterning of cuneiform designs in negative space, four reddish bands running parallel to the long edge of the object consisting of four broken lines of star motifs.

Brooklyn Museum