Unidentified Tongan maker
Paper mulberry bark, natural pigments
Sheet (Irreg.): 90 1/2 × 91 in. (229.9 × 231.1 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Celia Ehrlich
Place Made: Tongatapu Island, Tonga, Polynesia, Oceania
Not on view
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
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.
Collected by Celia Ehrlich, Tongatapu Island, mid-1980's; Estate of Celia Ehrlich; given to present collection, 2005.
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