A Rare Double sided Tapa / Barkcloth huge old one
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All Items: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1940: item # 1104258
Please refer to our stock # 1060 when inquiring.
Antique Rich Sales
7142 Lodge Pole Drive S.E.
Grand Rapids, Mi. 49548
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|This double sided Tapa is most likely from the South Pacific (Samoa or Fiji). It had been stored in a folded condition for a very long time so there is some damage as you can see. The colors are still very vibrate, you can almost see the artist painting them, they are so alive. The fiber is very thin indicating that this is an older one probably from around 1900. A very unusual feature is the different designs on both sides of the cloth. Size: 78 x 103 inches (6.5 x 8.6 feet) Shipping: Free world wide if this is shipped folded.|