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Catalog Number 1975.E.059
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 Circular, multi-colored geometric designs; central motif is "fa'a'aveau" (starfish) with the "fa'a lau paogo (pandanus leaf) in background; triangular elements ("fa'a'ali'al, trochus shell) encircle the central portion.

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: 20.8"
Metric: 52 cm (diameter)