Fine and Rare Barkcloth, Hawaiian Islands
Inner bark of the paper mulberry plant, pigments
approximately 71 1/2 by 99in (181.6 by 251.5cm)
Norman Hurst, Cambridge, MA
Christie's, New York, November 20, 1997, Lot 3
Private Collection, Hawaii
Proposal Bishop Museum PRCC file #5144 October 23, 1991 included
This fine and rare kapa moe is decorated overall with a dark-blue four-pedal flower stamped design, bordered on three edges with dense bands of flowers.