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Tapa cloths

Description
This sub-collection comprises images and descriptions of 94 tapa cloths held in the UQ Anthropology Museum. Tapa cloths are bark cloths made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. They are painted or decorated with cultural motifs and patterns using traditional dyes and are used as clothing on formal occasions, as wall hangings or to wrap sacred objects. The tapa cloths in this collection are primarily from Papua New Guinea, the Pacific islands and Melanesia.
Categories
Cloth/Textile
Places
Pacific, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Melanesia unspecified, Fiji, West New Britain Province, Western Highlands Province, Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province, Simbu (Chimbu) Province, Shefa Province, Oro (Northern) Province, Morobe Province, Milne Bay Province, Loyalty Islands Province, East New Britain Province, Unknown, Talasea District, Sohe District, Santa Cruz Islands, Samarai Murua District, Rabaul District, P.N.G. unspecified, N.G. Highlands unspecified, Mare Island, Kandrian-Gloucester District, Ijivitari District, Hagen District, Finschhafen District, Efate Island, Wanigela, Sinipara, Port Vila Harbour, Popondetta, North coast, Namanula Village, Mt Hagen, Mamusi area, Kiamu, Jagenta village, Gorabuna village, Goodenough Bay, Gasmata Island, Finschhafen, Collingwood Bay, Bubu village

90 items in sub-collection

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ItemCategoryPlace
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29710
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 8447
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 26642
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 8443
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 1363
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 8449
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 8453
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 8452
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 40275
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Vanuatu
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29700
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Melanesia unspecified
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 3557
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 9769
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29698
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Melanesia unspecified
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29692
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Melanesia unspecified
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29699
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 29711
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 26646
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 26639
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 26645
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Melanesia unspecified
Tapa cloth
Registration No. 26644
Cloth/Textile
Pacific > Melanesia unspecified
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