Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40689
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Tonga
Map
Collector
Reverend Albert Henry Piper 
Acquisition date
November 27, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by Heather Schlusemeyer 
Raw material
bark cloth; plant dye
Dimensions
H: W: 2090 mm L: 1830 mm D: Circum:

Description

Rectangular tapa cloth; cream and brown; 3/4 light brown.

Research notes

The tapa cloth was collected between 1900 - 1910 by the donor's grandfather Reverend Albert Henry Piper the first Seventh Day Adventist missionary from Australasia in Rarotonga. Attributed by Reverend Piper's daughter Clarice as coming from Tonga.

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