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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth), per label on reverse: Siutu Dalailua, Itu Salega. Lampule Apulu, Cavaii Samoa, with design of four compartments containing brown and black painted geometric designs on natural ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree. Two pieces have been felted...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.

Samoan, 20th century

Object Place

Oceania, Samoa

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber; pigments; pounded, painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts