barkcloth; sample (textileworking: barkcloth making); Tapa; textile

Small rectangular cream barkcloth with a slightly glossy surface. The textile is decorated with stencilled patterns in black and brown. These create a centre panel and borders. The border consists of bands/stripes with small squares containing 5 short lines. The panel contains 5 bands/stripes. 4 consist of various geometric patterns. The 2 either side of the central one have the same pattern. One contains 4 floral motifs. The borders and alternating bands/stripes in the panel are black. The other bands/stripes are brown.

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