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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Oceanian
20th century


Object Place: Oceania

Dimensions

96.52 x 127 cm (38 x 50 in.)

Accession Number

1985.395

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of four compartments, each containing two lozenge-shaped shields painted in brown on natural colored ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree; compartments surrounded by floral patterned border.

Provenance

Gift of Juraku Co., Ltd., Kyoto, to the MFA on June 26, 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.