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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Decorated barkcloth (for lava-lava).

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 405 centimetres
    • Width: 175 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See Notebook 11 (Departmental Registers - related documentation).Registration slip description, written in 1887?:
    Sheet of bark cloth with printed design in dull red outlined in brown triangular and other designs. Circular patches over surface.

    13 ft 3 inches x 5 ft 9 inches

    No.7. Tapa used for lava lava (Samoan dress)Identified as Tongan, Rod Ewins March 1986


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    From the Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1887.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Oc1887E6.41i


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