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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of seven compartments containing geometric and organic designs formed by negative images of brown and black block-printing on natural ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree; some areas are hand-painted.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.

Oceanian, 20th century

Object Place

Oceania

Accession Number

1985.392

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber; pounded, block-printed, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles