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Object Timeline

1901

  • Work on this object began.

1930

  • Work on this object ended.

1941

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2017

  • You found it!

Tapa Cloth Fragments (Samoa), early 20th century

This is a Tapa cloth fragments. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is paper, mulberry bark and its technique is printed and painted. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Elisabeth Aschehoug. It is credited Gift of Elisabeth Aschehoug.

Its dimensions are

H x W (B): 14.6 × 19.1 cm (5 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.) H x W (C): 7.6 × 12.7 cm (3 × 5 in.)

Cite this object as

Tapa Cloth Fragments (Samoa), early 20th century; paper, mulberry bark; H x W (B): 14.6 × 19.1 cm (5 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.) H x W (C): 7.6 × 12.7 cm (3 × 5 in.); Gift of Elisabeth Aschehoug; 1941-57-6-b,c

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