Click to enlargeSamoan Siapo Lua

Yes, you are seeing double. By request, we've added larger tapa pieces suitable for framing. Dancers love to make costumes using the length or pairing it to fit. Soft and pliable.

Siapo is made from the bark of the mulberry tree. The bark is stripped off and pounded until it forms into a paper like cloth. Arrowroot paste is used to glue individual strips together to form a piece large enough for their intended purpose. Designs are created by placing the cloth over a carved wooden block called an upeti and rubbing clay dyes over to make the motifs.

Siapo pieces are approximately 15" high x 25" wide. Each piece is unique from variations in the tapa and dyes. Each is hand painted. Suitable for framing.

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Samoan Siapo Lua
A209$32.00
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