Barkcloth Mat

Tongatapu Island, Tonga, Polynesia, Oceania

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mid-1980s

Paper mulberry bark, natural pigments

Sheet (Irreg.): 90 1/2 x 91 in. (229.9 x 231.1 cm)

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

2005.30.2

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Tonga

Period

20th century

Object Name

Textile

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed on side A, bottom right, diagonally from top to bottom, in dark brown over light brown pigment: 28; inscribed on side A, lower left, diagonally from top to bottom, in dark brown over light brown pigment: 30 [underlined]; inscribed on side B, bottom, left of center, from bottom to top, in dark brown over light brown pigment: 28; inscribed on side B, bottom right, from bottom to top, in dark brown over light brown pigment: 30

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, mid-1980's; Estate of Celia Ehrlich; given to present collection, 2005.

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