Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
28792
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Tsiambugla clan 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Simbu (Chimbu) Province > Unknown
Map
Collector
Father John Nilles 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1951 
Acquisition method
by Father John Nilles 
Dimensions
H: W: 90 mm L: 1000 mm D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

"Worn by girls and younger married women in back to cover buttocks... the bark is dried and beaten and paint put on, small stripes for children" [note from donor]

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