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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of four compartments, each containing two lozenge-shaped shields painted in brown on natural colored ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree; compartments surrounded by floral patterned border.

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

1985.395

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles