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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth), per label on reverse: made by Atu Politoni. Further inscription information: Teunga Tau'olunga, Tokelaup (f?) eletoa. Has design of seventeen lozenge-shaped shields painted in reddish-brown and brown on the natural colored ground of the pounded inner bark of the...

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Gift of the Juraku Co., 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, painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts