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Painted Barkcloth (Masi kesa)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Fiji, Lau Islands
Culture:
Fijian
Medium:
Barkcloth, pigment
Dimensions:
H. 25 x W. 86 in. (63.5 x 218.4 cm)
Classification:
Barkcloth
Credit Line:
Gift of Elizabeth S. Williams, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.395.4
Not on view
Elizabeth S. Williams, Bridgeport, Conn., until 1977

Kooijman, Simon Dr. "Tapa in Polynesia." Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin vol. 234 (1972), pp. 342-414.

Kooijman, Simon Dr. "Traditional Handicraft in a Changing Society: Manufacture and Function of Stenciled Tapa on Moce Island." In Exploring the Visual Art of Oceania: Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesi, edited by Sidney M. Mead. Honolulu, 1979, pp. 363-377.

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