Fiji Islands Tapa Bark Cloth Tribal Painting With Geometric Ethnic Motifs
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A beautiful handmade piece of Tapa bark Cloth made in Fiji (Fidji) islands. Mamanu Siapo (paper Mulberry tree), is one of the oldest Polynesian cultural art forms. For centuries, Siapo (Tapa) has been passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, it is becoming a lost art. Siapo is not only a decorative art, it is a symbol of Polynesian culture. It is used for clothing, burial shrouds, bed covers, ceremonial garments, and much more. The dyes used in Siapo-Tapa also come from nature. The dyes are o'a, lama, loa, ago and soa'a. O'a is the brown dye and is the base for all other dyes. It is extracted from the bark of the Blood tree.
In a very good vintage condition!
Dimensions 18.5" x 12.5" inches / All measurements are approximate