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Catalog Number 1975.E.058
Object Name Bark cloth
Cultural Name Siapo mamanu
Culture Samoan
World Region Pacific
Sub-region Polynesia
Country American Samoa
State/Province Leone Village
Town Tutuila Island
Description Divided into four quadrants; each quadrant contains "Fa'a'lau ulu" (breadfruit leaf) and the "tusuli'I" or small lines. Square, geometric designs dyed in brown, black. Wavy lines.

Function: Made for sale.

Special History: Given by Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bissell, 7/75, manufactured and used c. 1920s-1940s
Maker Adult Female
Material Bark fiber, dyes
Dimensions English: 16.8" x 16.4"
Metric: 42 cm x 41 cm