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Tapa Cloth (Samoa), 1895

This is a Tapa cloth. It is dated 1895 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is bark and its technique is beaten. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Daniel Putnam Adams. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Daniel Putnam Adams.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 450 x 74 cm (14 ft. 9 3/16 in. x 29 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Tapa Cloth (Samoa), 1895; bark; H x W: 450 x 74 cm (14 ft. 9 3/16 in. x 29 1/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Daniel Putnam Adams; 1969-98-2

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