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Long rectangular tapa with painted designs in brown and black on natural ground. The centre is almost completely covered in a grid-like design with geometric motifs. The end sections have two squares with triangular designs and numbers painted in them - 46 at one end, 47 at the other end.

Specific Techniques

The bast (inner bark) is beaten (using a beater) on a tutua (wooden anvil). Mamanu (freehand painted designs) are then applied.

Item History

  • Made in Samoa before 1975
  • Owned by Jim Logan before January 31, 1990
  • Received from Jim Logan (Donor) on January 31, 1990

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