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Barkcloth 'ahu

Barkcloth 'ahu

Place: Tahiti & Society Islands
Category: Barkcloth

Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 185 cm, w. 84 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 46

Humphrey No. 12: ‘Another [piece of thin bark cloth] of a light red from ditto [Society Isles].’

The thin cloth is of a reddish-beige colour. It is full of holes around the edges in places more so than in others. On one side, a piece in the shape of an acute-angled triangle has been cut away. The cloth features a Humphrey label with the number 12. Gundolf Krüger