Tapa (Kapa) Beater

Unidentifed Kanaka Maoli maker

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early 19th century

Wood

Overall: 16 3/4 × 1 5/8 × 1 11/16 in. (42.5 × 4.2 × 4.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Captain Worthen Hall and Polly D. Lovewell Hall

13.2.627

Geography

Place Made: Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania

Period

19th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Textileworking

Research Area

Oceania

Not on view

Course History

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Polynesian Tapa: Decorated Barkcloth from Tonga and Samoa, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Robert Welsch, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 23-November 28, 2004.

Provenance

Source unknown, in the Dartmouth College Museum collection by the late 19th century; probably collected by the Whaling Captain Worthen Hall (1802-1887), Croydon, New Hampshire [who sailed with his wife Polly D. Lovewell Hall (1807-1886) and his daughter], about 1827-1855; given to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hall Hubbard (1849-about 1889), Croydon, New Hampshire [to be credited as a gift from her parents]; bequeathed to present collection, 1889; catalogued, 1913.

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