photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); a piece of tapa cloth from Tahiti, worn as a cloak, with sqaure designs and various patterns inside the squares, and with a fringe on the right and the left side.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 17 centimetres
Width: 12.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This image depicts one half of a cloak made from tapa cloth, owned in the collection of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (formerly known as the Trocadero). Originally colleceted by Dr A Lesson.
Mr Kenneth P Emory (named in inscription) made studies of objects in museum collections in Paris, and this photograph may have been collected by him and brought to the British Museum. The photograph itself was photographed by a photographic printing studio "A Cintract" in Paris. The reasoning behind the Bernice P Bishop Museum stamp is as yet unknown.
Related Image: Oc,B60-10 (2nd view of same cloak).
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 13442 (Bernice P Bishop Museum Library number)