Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
25427
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
Orokaiva language group 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Oro (Northern) Province > Ijivitari District > Popondetta
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Collector
Mr Frank Walduck 
Acquisition date
June 01, 1984 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Frank Walduck 
Raw material
Bark cloth, dye
Dimensions
H: 2540 mm W: 390 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

In the Red exhibition label: Man’s bark cloth skirt, 1975.

October 1996 - Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, identified this tapacloth as coming from Oro District, Northern Province.
See object history file 26648 - 26653 for more information (student report: Oceanic Tapa: Continuity, Diversity and Change).

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