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Bark cloth (tapa cloth)

Bark cloth (tapa cloth) with design of three compartments containing two brown painted lozenge-shaped shields; each compartment framed by border of brown painted sylized organic motifs; natural ground made from the pounded inner bark of the mulberry tree.

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

1985.391

Medium or Technique

Mulberry bark fiber, pigments; pounded, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles