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South Pacific Bark Cloth on Board

$3,500

About

Bark cloth or tapa cloth mounted on plywood and trimmed in mahogany. Bark cloth, or tapa, is not a woven material, but made from bark that has been softened through a process of soaking and beating. The inner bark is taken from several types of trees or shrubs, often mulberry and fig, and designs are applied with paints and vegetable dyes of light brown, red, and black. Bark cloth is manufactured for everyday needs such as room dividers, clothing, and floor mats, as well as ceremonial uses in weddings and funerals.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 48.5 in. (123.19 cm)Width: 53.38 in. (135.59 cm)Depth: .63 in. (1.61 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
    American Samoa
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. some bubbling to the bark cloth please see pictures.
  • Seller Location
    Laguna Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: KMT05120211stDibs: LU2538322851542

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Laguna Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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