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Tapa

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The tapa cloth is not a woven textile, but rather, is made from bark that has been beaten and soaked. The term tapa is a generic term applied to all bark cloth textiles, which can be found throughout Oceania as well as South America and parts of Africa. A tapa can be made for a variety of...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Fiji, Late 20th century

Object Place

Fiji

Dimensions

Overall: 207 x 133 cm (81 1/2 x 52 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2770

Medium or Technique

Bark cloth, pigment

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Textiles