Hawaiian. <em>Tapa (Kapa)</em>, 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)

Tapa (Kapa)


Medium: Barkcloth, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 255 1/8 × 40 3/16 in. (648 × 102 cm)


Accession Number: 14.23

Image: CUR.14.23_view01.jpg,

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.

Brooklyn Museum