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Barkcloth kapa

Barkcloth kapa

Place: Hawaii
Category: Barkcloth

Hawaii, l. 66 cm, w. 117 cm, Inv. Oz 265

Humphrey No. 27: ‘Another [piece of thin bark Cloth] of a light ground, striped with triple lines of grey and pink, from ditto [Sandwich Islands].’

The barkcloth is thin and single-layered. It is decorated with bundles of triple parallel lines which are either red or black. The black bundles outnumber the red. Inken Köhler