Tapa Cloth Purse
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Tapa Cloth Purse1900 - 1950
Tapa cloth, plant material, and pigments
12 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (31.75 cm x 24.13 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.2.39
Other Number(s): TN 129 (Temporary Number)
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
- Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
- ornaments - Decorative forms or embellishments that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Refers also to decorative objects attached to or worn by humans and animals. For objects signifying an honor bestowed upon an individual, usually worn on the person, see "decorations." Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, see "decoration (process)."
- purses - Small to medium-sized receptacles made of leather or other flexible material and frequently having several inner compartments, used for carrying money and other personal items, fastened with a zipper, clasp, press stud, etc., and carried as a ladies' handbag or shoulderbag.
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Bags from Around the World: A Cross-Cultural Approach to the Bag Making Tradition Neta Borshansky , Mar 26, 2001 – Jun 8, 2001
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