Bark cloth (tapa cloth)
Object Place: Oceania
Overall: 121.9 x 169.5 cm (48 x 66 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted
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Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of checkerboard pattern. Two and one-half comparments subdivided into blocks of geometric and organic designs painted in dark brown on predominantly natural-colored ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree; single and double borders repeat the block motifs; one and one-half compartment with a Maltese cross and three circles painted in dark brown on light brown painted ground.
Gift of Juraku Co., Ltd., to the MFA on June 26, 1985
Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.