Hawaiian. <em>Tapa (Kapa moe)</em>, mid 19th-early 20th century. Barkcloth, pigment, 113 × 82 11/16 in. (287 × 210 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George C. Brackett and Robert B. Woodward, 02.258.2621. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.02.258.2621_overall.jpg)

Tapa (Kapa moe)


Medium: Barkcloth, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 113 × 82 11/16 in. (287 × 210 cm)


Accession Number: 02.258.2621

Image: CUR.02.258.2621_overall.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Barkcloth (kapa moe) bedding consisting of five sheets, with the outermost layer dyed pink, stitched together along one edge. narrow zigzag apparently put on with carved beater dipped in color; all the sheets have a beater watermark in little circles.

Brooklyn Museum