Bark cloth (tapa cloth)
Object Place: Oceania
72.39 x 154.94 cm (28 1/2 x 61 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted
Not On View
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.
Gift of the Juraku Co., Ltd., Kyoto, to the MFA on June 26, 1985
Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.