Dr. Caroline Klarr

About Dr. Caroline Klarr

Dr. Caroline Klarr received her Ph.D. from Florida State University. She has published the areas of Hawaiian Body Ornament in Hula and the Fijian frescoes by Jean Charlot. Her current research focuses on Jean Charlot’s Public Art works in Hawai’i.

Masi (tapa cloth), likely used as a room divider, Fiji, date unknown, 300 x 428 cm (Te Papa, New Zealand)
In Polynesia, bark-cloth textiles were once considered women’s wealth. They still figure in ritual exchanges.

Hiapo (tapa)