Fabric - Tapa


$ 19.99 
Size:  Yard

Tapa cloth (or simply tapa) is a barkcloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Tapa can be decorated by rubbing, stamping, stencilling, smoking, or dyeing. The patterns of Tongan, Samoan, and Fijian tapa usually form a grid of squares, each of which contains geometric patterns with repeated motifs such as fish and plants, for example four stylised leaves forming a diagonal cross. Traditional dyes are usually black and rust-brown, although other colours are known.

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