Barkcloth Panel (Masi kesa), Barkcloth, pigment, Fijian

Barkcloth Panel (Masi kesa)

Date:
mid-late 19th century
Geography:
Fiji
Culture:
Fijian
Medium:
Barkcloth, pigment
Dimensions:
Length 34-3/4 in.
Classification:
Barkcloth
Credit Line:
Gift of Adelaide and Edmund Carpenter, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.333.1
Not on view
Presented by Samoans to Robert Louis Stevenson, 1890s (d. 1894); by descent to his family; [a Pasadena, CA, antiques shop]; Peter Furst, California; [David Stuart, Los Angeles, ca. 1967–1968]; Edmund and Adelaide de Menil Carpenter, New York, 1968–1990

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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. 363–77.

Ewins, Rod. Fijian Artefacts, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Collection. Hobart, Tasmania: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1982.

Clunie, Fergus. Yalo i Viti, shades of Viti. Suva: Fiji Museum, 1986.