Bark cloth (tapa cloth)
Object Place: Samoa, Oceania
Height x width: 34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Mulberry bark fiber; pigments; pounded, painted
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Bark cloth (tapa cloth), per label on reverse: Siutu Dalailua, Itu Salega. Lampule Apulu, Cavaii Samoa, with design of four compartments containing brown and black painted geometric designs on natural ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree. Two pieces have been felted together to reinforce weak areas.
Gift of Juraku Co., Ltd., Kyoto, to the MFA on June 26, 1985
Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.