- Museum number
- Series: Hawaiian Kapas from the Collection of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Ethnology and Natural History
Barkcloth sample book titled "Hawaiian Kapas from the Collection of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Ethnology and Natural History", "arranged by William T. Brigham, A.M., A.A.S., Curator of the Museum", in 1893. This volume is one of two (see also Oc1893,0709.1). This volume contains barkcloth samples from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific each associated with an identification page.
The cover is made of cardboard wrapped in brown and dark red leather, with golden lines and lettering. The cover is damaged and separating from the book. On the spine, an inscription in gold lettering reads "Hawaiian Kapas VOL. II". A typed sticky tag, at the back of the front cover reads "Haw'n Gazette Co. Publishers, Printers and Binders Honolulu, H.I." The first and last pages show a light green flower print.
After a typed title page, the book includes a set of pre-typed standard identification cards, directly preceded by an associated sample, composed of one or several rectangular pieces of barkcloth. When the original barkcloth specimen was composed of several sheets (such as in a pāʻū or a kapa moi), the author included a multi-layer sample.
This volume includes ID pages no 157-256, the number being stamped in the upper right corner of each page. The following category appear on each ID page: "Material", "Stamp of the Beater", "Pattern", "Color", "Scent", "Use", "Source", "Museum Number". For each page, information was typed into a selection of categories (some left blank). (AC, 01/07/2021)
- Production date
Height: 15 centimetres
Width: 25 centimetres
Depth: 6 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Identified by W. Brigham as Volume II.
Temporary Register (1861-1921), p.66. British and Medieval Dept. Donations Book.
A third volume is in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Libraries. It was rebound in 1958 into two separate oblong volumes.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- A label stuck onto inside cover reads: "Dept. of Ethnography. 24 B. British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number