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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Oceanic; Polynesian
Title:Bark cloth (kapa) shirt
Date Made:19th century
Type:Clothing
Materials:Bark cloth
Place Made:Oceania; Polynesia
Measurements:folded: 5 x 10 x 14 in.; 12.7 x 25.4 x 35.56 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.38
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Large shirt made of thin cloth. Sand colored with yellow, orange, and brown decoration in wavy vertical lines. Small holes and tears along edges and throughout body. Folded several times.

Tags:
indigenous people; missionaries; clothing

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