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Tapa cloth

South Sea Islands


Dimensions

Overall: 194.3 x 182.9 cm (76 1/2 x 72 in.)

Accession Number

26.121

Medium or Technique

Beaten inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, natural dyes and resins; printed on rubbing tablets.

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Irregular lines of brown make a background for straight and diagonal bands of design, outlined in brown. The design consists of crudely drawn crescents, back to back, crosses, four petaled flowers, etc. Along one side is a band of light natural tapa.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mary E.J. Oliver