Samoan. <em>Tapa (Siapo mamanu)</em>, 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)

Tapa (Siapo mamanu)


Medium: Barkcloth, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:before 1902

Dimensions: 22 1/16 x 166 15/16 in. (56 x 424 cm)


Accession Number: 02.258.2671

Image: CUR.02.258.2671.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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

Brooklyn Museum