Design Tablet for Barkcloth

Unidentified Tongan maker


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about 1987

Palm leaf, thread, plant fiber

Sheet (Irreg.): 13 5/8 × 21 1/4 in. (34.6 × 53.9 cm)

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



Oceania, Polynesia, Tonga


20th century

Object Name

Written Communication



Not on view

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.


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

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