Unknown maker (Fijian)

Artist/Creator

Unknown maker (Fijian)

Title

Masi (Fiji Tapa Cloth)

Date

n.d.

Medium

barkcloth, pigment

Height

19 1/4" (at longest - edges irregular)

Width

13 1/4" (at widest - edges irregular)

Classification

Textiles

Thematic Collection

East Asian
Textiles

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Robert B. Enemark (Class of 1950)

Object Number

2017.8

On View

No

Alternative text

Handmade, paper-like textile made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. This tapa is comprised of what looks to be three pieces; there are two approx. 1 1/2 inch strips adhered to the top and bottom edges of a larger piece. The pattern is fairly symmetrical and uses geometric shapes of black and red on a white base. It appears to be vertically oriented with the wider edge at the top and the edges of the tapa have an uneven curve.

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