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ID: 700001782Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Siapo mamanu (tapa cloth) (covering; Unknown; 1890s; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; FE000825)
Note: The making of barkcloth or tapa was once widespread throughout the islands of the Pacific. Today it is most strongly practised in the west Polynesian island groups of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Barkcloth made in Samoa is called siapo.
Titles:
Siapo mamanu (tapa cloth) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
covering [300205009] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Furnishings (Hierarchy Name), furnishings (artifacts), <furnishings by form or function>, <coverings and hangings>, <coverings and hangings by general type>)

Classifications:
textiles (preferred)

Creation Date: 1890s

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
craftsman unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Creation: Samoa [1000239] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: FE000825
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Turnbull, 1913
Display Materials: bark cloth, pigment, tapa
bark cloth [300048116]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by composition or origin>)
pigment [300013109]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, colorant (material))
tapa (bark cloth) [300072237]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by composition or origin>, bark cloth)
freehand drawing (technique) [300053181]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <drawing and drawing techniques>, drawing techniques)
painting (image making) [300054216]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <painting and painting techniques>)

Dimensions: Overall: 1370 (height) x 1275 (depth) mm
Cultures:
Samoan (preferred)

General Subject:
decorative arts (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Siapo mamanu (tapa cloth)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=162815; accessed 20 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=162815; accessed 20 August 2012
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