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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of checkerboard pattern. Two and one-half comparments subdivided into blocks of geometric and organic designs painted in dark brown on predominantly natural-colored ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree; single and double borders repeat...

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Gift of Juraku Co., Ltd., 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