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Barkcloth Panel (Ngatu Tahina)

early to mid-20th century
Barkcloth, pigment
H. 72 x W. 58 in. (182.9 x 147.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

Tamahori, Maxine J. "Cultural Change in Tonga Bark-Cloth Manufacture." Master's thesis, University of Auckland, 1963.

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

Kaeppler, Adrienne L. Artificial Curiosities: Being an Exposition of Native Manufactures Collected on the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook on the Occasion of the European Discovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Captain Cook. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication, Vol. vol. 65. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1978.

Kaeppler, Adrienne L., ed. Cook Voyage Artifacts in Leningrad, Berne and Florence Museums. Bernice P. Bishop Museum special publication, Vol. vol. 66. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1978, pp. 33-37; 93-99.

Kaeppler, Adrienne L. "Airplanes and Saxophones: post-war images in the visual and performing arts." In Echoes of Pacific War, edited by Deryck Scarr, Neil Gunson, and Jennifer Terrell. Canberra: Target Oceania, 1998.

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