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(a) A specimen of unfinished Somoan bark-paper (lana siapo) which was beaten on the Island of Savaii and (b) an example of modern Samoan decorated bark-paper (faafeia), which was ornamented in an all-over pattern by the use of a carved board (upeti) and red dye rendered from bark, from the book Primitive Papermaking in Mexico and the Pacific Islands
Date:
1927
Location:
Not on display
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Dimensions:
Object: 95 x 184 mm (3 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.) (b); Object: 95 x 184 mm (3 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.) (a)
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North America
Accession Number:
2008.74.30a-b
Acquisition Date:
2008-12-31
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Gift of Richard and Stephanie Rogers in honor of Barbara S. Rogers

making and decorating of bark paper in Mexico and the Pacific Islands thirty-two paper samples (tapa) and nine photographs

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

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