Lot 12 - Birds of Paradise, Polynesian Tapa Bark Cloth Painting

Birds of Paradise, Polynesian Tapa Bark Cloth Painting
tapa bark, vegetable dye and pigment
18 x 27 inches
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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.
Bark cloth is not stitched or sewn but beaten together and then decorated with pattern blocks called "kupesi", which are rubbed into the cloth and painted over. Designs are applied with paints and vegetable dyes of light brown, red, and black. Bark cloth is manufactured for everyday needs such, as well as ceremonial uses in weddings and funerals.

Lot Name
Birds of Paradise, Polynesian Tapa Bark Cloth Painting
Media
tapa bark, vegetable dye and pigment
Size
18 x 27 inches
Estimate
$100 - $150

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