- Museum number
Bed cloth (or dress ?) made of three pieces of yellow barkcloth sewn together with thread (hibiscus wood ?); with a piece separated from main body.
Length: 99 inches (from Register and Slip)
Width: 68 inches (from Register and Slip)
- Curator's comments
- Two Christy register Slips exist numbered 2079, perhaps referring to same item. Item covered by this record is on one Slip, undated (in J.Edge Partington's hand ?) giving provenance "Hawaii", quoting W.T.Brigham on use and materials ("bed cloth"), and gives number "163" [assumed to be in JEP series], together with note "No [original] Slip". It describes "3 pieces of bright yellow thin tapa cloth stitched together. Length 99 in. width 68 in." However a second Slip exists, undated, in different hand, referring to dress made of three similar pieces (but of larger dimensions), no provenance given. The Christy Register refers to "2nd Slip. Tahiti" but Tahiti is not mentioned on the second Slip found; (see separate record for that item). (AMD,3/1999).
NB: the item referred to in this record has a piece removed and stored in a Solander Case.
The 'Hawaii' slip notes at bottom: 'kapa moo' or bed cloth stitched with hau a hibiscus wood. W.T. Brigham
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc186?C1.2079 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: JEP.163 (J.Edge Partington no. (see Slip))