Click to enlargeFijian Tapa Cloth

Many hours and effort go into making Fijian tapa cloth. Made with traditional tools and the inner bark of the mulberry tree, the tapa cloth has been used throughout the history of the Fijian people. Widely used throughout Polynesia, tapa has many uses and was traditionally made for clothing. It was the precursor to todays textiles. Decorating the tapa with native motifs varied based on culture.

Fijian tapa is generally of a heavier weight, stiffer and used more natural starch pastes such as tapioca to reinforce the strength and durability of the tapa. A great natural canvas to showcase your artistic side.

Tapa piece measures 2ft. x 12ft. Folded to allow for shipping.

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Fijian Tapa Cloth
A605$90.00
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