Tapa, decorated with Bands of Churches

Unidentified Tongan maker

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1920-1930

Bark

Overall: 78 × 168 in. (198.1 × 426.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Doris Kerr Humphries, in honor of Sandra D. Kerr-Porcari, Class of 1985

2013.90

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Tonga

Period

20th century

Object Name

Textile: Tapa

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Some panels (langanga) are numbered (11. 10, 18, 20; text, below images: MAM / NAA; TAHAMANO; MAMA; MAMA / LOA

Provenance

Collected by a "Captain"; Randolph, Vermont Auction; sold to Doris Kerr Humphries (mother of Sandra D. Kerr-Porcari, Class of 1985), White River Junction, Vermont, 1970‘s; given to present collection, 2013.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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