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Rare 19th Century Samoan Tapa Cloth

$1,600

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An antique Samoa Siapo (tapa cloth) made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree / free hand paint decorated ( Siapo Mamanu ) with the natural dyes from plants, tree and clays. This Tapa cloth has not seen the light of day for many years - descended in the family from the estate of William L. Buchanan ( 1852-1909 ) Diplomat of the Americas / Chief of the Four Divisions at the Chicago World's Colombian Exposition in 1893, and in the following eight years of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency - the administrations trouble shooting diplomat in Latin America - this brief biographical information was compiled by Harold E. Peterson - distinguished professor emeritus SUNY College at Buffalo. This late 19th century Samoan large tapa cloth with overall sunburst form with beautifully aged and exceptionally fine hand painted natural dye decoration. Look at all pictures and read condition report in comment section.

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