Tapa (Siapo mamanu)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
22 1/16 x 166 15/16 in. (56 x 424 cm) (show scale)
Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward
Long strip of siapo mamanu (barkcloth), sparsely decorated with dark gemoetric lined patterns and large open spaces with pointed hourglass figures (possibly flying foxes); used as a fusi (sash) or wrap
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Samoan. Tapa (Siapo mamanu), before 1902. Barkcloth, pigment, 22 1/16 x 166 15/16 in. (56 x 424 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward, 02.258.2671. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.258.2671.jpg)
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