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tapa (bark cloth)
  • Fiji
  • tapa (bark cloth), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Fiji
  • paper mulberry bark, paint
  • Object Length/Width: 46 x 31 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/8 x 12 3/16 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1181
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Description

This is a rectangular piece of bark cloth, decorated with three natural colored medallions in the center on a brown field. The brown field is surrounded with a black band, with repeats of a natural "X" design with a circle in the middle, and a black band around the edge, with natural colored stripes.