Cloth made of bark. Rectangular pieces of fine, reddish brown barkcloth.
- Found/Acquired: Nuku Hiva
- (Oceania,Polynesia,French Polynesia,Marquesas Islands,Nuku Hiva)
- Length: 38 centimetres (appx)
- Width: 27.5 centimetres (appx)
1944 Beasley register - 'Barkcloth, small rectangular piece, brown, coarse texture.
Information in observations column:
"Tappa from Nouka-Hiva ... brown only worn by royalty. Given by the wife of French Governor, July 19th 81."Label attached:
'BEASLEY COLLECTION 2636
Tappa from Nouka Hiva Marquesas
brown only worn by royalty.
Given by the wife of [unclear words, presume French Governor] July 19th 81'
Commandant Henri Isidore Chessé was in power 1880-1, followed in September 1881 (to 1883) by Governor Frédéric Jean Dorlodot des Essarts.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 2636 (Original Beasley Collection Number)
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Object reference number: EOC19767
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