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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of twelve compartments of geometric designs painted in dark brown and black on painted light brown ground of the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Juraku Company, Ltd.

Oceanian (Savai'i, W. Samoan), 20th century

Object Place

Savai'i, W. Samoa, Oceania

Accession Number

1985.399

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles