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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with dense geometric designs in black and brown block-printed and painted on natural ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree. Design may imitate carpet with fringe. This bark cloth could have been used for a clothing wrap, a blanket or for decorative...

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Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd., Kyoto, to the MFA on June 26, 1985

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Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.

Oceanian, 20th century

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Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, block-printed, painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts