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Bark Cloth siapo Oceania: Pacific Islands, Polynesia, Samoa Islands 20th century

Bark Cloth siapo Oceania: Pacific Islands, Polynesia, Samoa Islands 20th century

Tapa cloth is called Siapo in the Samoan language.  It is made from the inner bark of the Mulberry tree.  There are thirteen symbols used that have meaning. To learn more research the web.  Fa'a Samoa or in English means In the Samoan Way.

Tapa cloth is called Siapo in the Samoan language. It is made from the inner bark of the Mulberry tree. There are thirteen symbols used that have meaning. Fa'a Samoa or in English means In the Samoan Way.

117cm x 74cm CA1950  PRINTED WITH CARVED WOODEN BLOCKS CALLED UPETE,  THIS TYPE OF CLOTH WAS WORN BY ORATORS AND PRESENTED TO CHIEFS AS GIFTS

117cm x 74cm CA1950 PRINTED WITH CARVED WOODEN BLOCKS CALLED UPETE, THIS TYPE OF CLOTH WAS WORN BY ORATORS AND PRESENTED TO CHIEFS AS GIFTS

Caucasian 'Dragon' carpet, prob. 15 century Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin #dragoncarpet #geometricabstraction #zooparadise #dancingcolors

The "Graf" Dragon carpet, Islamisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

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Bark cloth panel (Siapo) [Samoa] (1978.412.1702) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barkcloth Panel (Siapo)

Bark cloth panel (Siapo) [Samoa] (1978.412.1702) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Africa | Beni M'Guild wall tent kilim. Middle Atlas Mountains. Morocco |  Circa 1930 | 392 x 184cm.

Africa | Beni M'Guild wall tent kilim. Middle Atlas Mountains. Morocco | Circa 1930 | 392 x 184cm.

Vintage Rugs: Vintage Rug Spanish for modern or oriental interior decor living room, rug with floral botanical pattern

Item No. BB2630 Circa: 1940

Spanish Rugs from Rug Collection by Doris Leslie Blau

Antique Needlepoint English Rug 1

View this beautiful Antique Needlepoint English Rug 2633 from Nazmiyal's fine antique rugs and decorative carpet collection.

Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. | Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted. In recent years, hiapo art has been enjoying a revival.

vjeranski: “ Hiapo is the Niuean word (Niuean language is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages) for tapa cloth.

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