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Barkcloth (Tapa). Ceremonial panel

Samoa, Pacific Islands

A hand painted design of natural form, of stylised local flora. Typical of Samoan tapa. The resin glaze is also typical of this group of barkcloth.

Material: Paper mulberry tree, juice from the ‘O’a Tree, burnt soot of the Candlenut tree

  • Size: 56×104 cm
  • Age: Mid 20.C
  • Item No: 26/B