Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2659
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Temotu (Eastern Islands) Province > Santa Cruz Islands
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1953 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs N. Griffith-Oxley 
Raw material
natural pigment, mulberry bast
Dimensions
H: W: 440 mm L: 2720 mm D: Circum:

Description

Framed bark cloth

Research notes

Lepau tapa cloth. From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.

Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, identified this tapa cloth as coming from Santa Cruz [October 1996]

See object history file 26648 - 26653 for more information (student report: Oceanic Tapa: Continuity, Diversity and Change).

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