Bark cloth

Description
Length of bark cloth with a design of squares with ten-pointed stars made by use of a stamp. Said by the donor to have been called ‘Waiti’ (wauke is the name for the paper mulberry tree in Hawaii)
Donated by Rear Admiral CB Preedy in 1879.
Accession Loan No.
VS1515
Collection Class
Textiles and equipment
Common Name
bark cloth
Simple Name
cloth
Full Name
barkcloth (kapa)
Dimensions
whole length 2190 mm; whole width 1100 mm
Production Year High
1864
Production Town
Honolulu
Production County
O’ahu
Production Country
Hawaiian Islands (United States of America)
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
bark cloth
Function Name
textile
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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