Tapa cloth

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
7418
Item name
Tapa cloth 
Category
Cloth/Textile
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Fiji
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
March 01, 1955 
Acquisition method
by Miss Barbara Patten  
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

As reported for 1982 Australian Museum survey: Length 304cm, width 60cm. Repeated flower design in three panels. White cloth, black design.

Research notes

Tapa cloth . Reputed by source to have come from Fiji over 100 years ago. Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's. October 1996 - Roger Neich, Auckland Museum, identified this tapacloth as coming from Fiji.

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