Barkcloth (Tapa). Women’s skirt cloth (Lavalava)
Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
A bold design, typical of this region. The black outlines and dots highlight the pattern. This would have been made for ceremonial purposes, and later for the tourist markets.
Material: Paper mulberry tree, black palm juice, vegetable dyes, charcoal
- Size: 85×140 cm
- Age: C.1950
- Item No: 26/A