A rare Samoan Tapa cloth together with shell necklaces
Lot 136Y
Tapa Cloth and Four Shell and Bead Necklaces, Samoa Islands
Sold for US$ 625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Tapa Cloth and Four Shell and Bead Necklaces, Samoa Islands
Lot Details
Tapa Cloth and Four Shell and Bead Necklaces, Samoa Islands
tapa: 92 x 50in (234 x 127cm); length of largest necklace 25 1/2in (65cm)
the tapa decorated with floral and geometric designs overall in dark-brown and black pigments.

Provenance:
Captain Wakeman, New York
In 1871, W.H. Webb Shipping Line, New York, sent Capt. Wakeman to Samoa to seek coaling deposits for their routes throughout the Pacific.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
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