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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Oceanian
20th century


Object Place: Oceania

Dimensions

72.39 x 154.94 cm (28 1/2 x 61 in.)

Accession Number

1985.397

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), per label on reverse: made by Atu Politoni. Further inscription information: Teunga Tau’olunga, Tokelaup (f?) eletoa. Has design of seventeen lozenge-shaped shields painted in reddish-brown and brown on the natural colored ground of the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.