Barkcloth Mat

Tongatapu Island, Tonga, Polynesia, Oceania

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about 1987

Paper mulberry bark, natural pigments

Sheet (Irreg.): 83 7/8 x 73 7/16 in. (213 x 186.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of Celia Ehrlich

2005.30.1

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Tonga

Period

20th century

Object Name

Textile

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed on reverse, six inches from top, right of center, in dark brown pigment: UIM

Exhibition History

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

Collected by Celia Ehrlich, Tongatapu Island, about 1987; Estate of Celia Ehrlich; given to present collection, 2005.

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