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ID: 700001829Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Kapa (tapa) (ceremonial object; Unknown, 18th century; 1770s; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; FE001475/4)
Note: This piece of Hawaiian kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth), with three other similar pieces, are part of a small but important group of Pacific textiles presented to the Dominion Museum (Te Papa's predecessor) by the trustees of Alexander Turnbull's estate after his death. A note in the museum's register at the time indicates that at least some of these textiles were collected during the Pacific voyages of eighteenth-century English explorer James Cook. However, the Cook provenance is so far unproven.
Titles:
Kapa (tapa) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
ceremonial object [300234117] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (Hierarchy Name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>)
textile (visual works) [300014063]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
textiles (preferred)

Creation Date: 1770s

Creator Display:
Unknown, 18th century [preferred,VP]
weaver unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: FE001475/4
Credit Line: Gift of the Trustees of the Turnbull Estate, 1918
Display Materials: bark cloth
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>)
plant fiber [300014031]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber, natural fiber)
sewing (needleworking techinique) [300053658]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, textile processes and techniques, <textile working processes and techniques>, <needleworking and needleworking techniques>, needleworking (process))
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 1290 (Length) x 645 (Width) mm
Cultures:
Hawaiian (preferred)

General Subject:
ceremonial object (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
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) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Kapa (tapa)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=235861
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=235861
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