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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Tongan (20th century)
Title:Tapa cloth (ngatu)
Date Made:ca. 1969
Type:Painting; Household Accessory
Materials:paper mulberry bark, dyes
Place Made:Oceania; Tonga
Measurements:Overall: 66 in x 156 in; 167.6 cm x 396.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2017.70
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Edward W. Allen (Class of 1952) in honor of his son, Mark W. Allen (Class of 1985)

Tags:
cloth; textile fabrics; patterns; animals; bark; symbolism

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